But they can grow in 3 weeks and happily tolerate novice gardeners.
And grandpa likes them.
So they were the first thing that went in the green house.
And that were planted out in our new vegetable patch.
And although we were too stingy with the initial compost.
And let them dry out a bit because we didn’t realise how hot the greenhouse got.
They grew and grew.
And on Friday we picked our first crop and ate them for our tea.
Only a few were perfect radish shape most were like nobbly sticks.
But they were delicious. With a big kick.
So delicious in fact that we planted more.
And daughter was so beyond proud of her first crop that she sent some over to grandpa.
He thought they were yummy too.
She even had a little nibble herself. Althought to be honest was not so keen!
As radishes grow so quickly, you can plant them between slower growing plants.
Knowing if they’re ready takes some guess work … best way is to pick a few and taste them.
The longer you leave them the stronger they’ll be.
There’s all sorts of different varieties. If you think your kids will actually eat them go for milder types and pick them early.
Do check out our other gardening with kids posts for more simple suggestions.
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