China Rose has medium large oblong shaped roots with rose pink skin and pure white flesh. This variety can be harvested in autumn and stored in dry sand in frost free conditions.
The thought of sowing radish seeds brings back childhood memories for countless gardeners who were given the vegetable to grow as an introduction to gardening, because of its ease to grow. Nowadays there is a vast range of radish and they taste beautiful when sliced in salads or taken whole on a picnic as a snack.
WHEN TO SOW
July to August
Where to Sow
Sow thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep with 30-35cm (12-14in) between the rows. During hot weather water the base of the seed drills first before sowing seeds and covering with dry soil.
What to do next
Radish should not be transplanted . Gradually thin seedlings to 10cm (4in) apart and harvest as required.
September to December
Protect winter crops with cloches. Winter radish can stay in the ground until Christmas or can be lifted and stored in boxes of sand when they are about 10cm (4″) long.
Rich in Vitamin C and Potassium.