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RADICAL RADISH REPORT
Growing radishes was pioneered before the Roman empire; the name “radish” derived from “radix,” the Latin word for “root” (the Romans could wield a sword but weren’t really clever with names!).
Radishes are easy, uncomplicated and quick to grow, producing a crop in only 3-4 weeks. Even their young leaves are edible! They are delicious in salads, adding a fresh hot flavour and a decorative bright pink colour. There are many different varieties you can grow, including summer and winter varieties, Chinese or Mooli radish which tend to have longer roots, and podding radish which are grown not for the root but the seed pods and have a similar flavour to traditional radish. Pink Beauty is a small round radish which matures very quickly and Scarlet Globe is a good variety to grow outdoors. Growing them from seed couldn’t be simpler – here is a short guide to how to do it.