Radish pleases us with the very first of the spring vegetables, if, of course, it is planted on time. The main property of radish is not a love for long daylight hours, therefore planting radish is performed early, when the night temperature above zero is established. Before planting, it is advisable to add ash and nitrogen fertilizers to the soil. Often, planting radishes is not done on a separate bed, but combined with cucumbers, cabbage, pumpkin, onions.
Radishes are planted in moist soil and embedded to a depth of 1-2 cm. The main mistake of novice gardeners is frequent planting. In this case, only the upper part grows, and the root crop does not develop. The distance between the seeds should be at least 5 cm, and between the rows - 15-20 centimeters. To constantly have fresh radishes on the table, it should be sown every 7-10 days. In the summer, when the days get long, if you want to grow radishes, you will have to shorten the daylight hours to 12 hours, covering the beds with dark covering material.
You can grow radishes in the summer without problems if you choose modern large varieties, for example, "Russian size "or" Duro ". They do not shoot, are resistant to diseases, give a rich harvest. Their roots are large. Unfortunately, for each plus there is a minus. Their pulp is rougher than the pulp of small varieties of radish, so not all summer residents plant these seemingly wonderful varieties.