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Harvest will please you in early May: how to sow radishes for winter

Alina MilsentLife
Harvesting radishes

Radish is a tasty and healthy vegetable that is one of the first to be harvested in spring. It helps to maintain immunity and is relevant for the prevention of vitamin deficiency as it contains a number of vitamins and minerals that are important for health.

Experienced gardeners advise sowing radishes before winter so that the first harvest ripens in early May. Read about the peculiarities of winter sowing in the OBOZ.UA article.

Why you should plant radishes in November

Many people are in a hurry to plant radishes with the first spring sun, but it is better to sow them in late fall.

The main thing is to be in time before frost. Keep a close eye on the weather forecast as you can plant seeds in November if weather forecasters do not predict sudden warming, otherwise, the radish will begin to germinate and may die by winter.

If you plant radishes in late fall, the harvest will appear earlier than in spring, and the fruits will be large and juicy.

Radish seeds germinate even at fairly low temperatures, so it's best not to rush into sowing. It is optimal to delay the planting time even to the end of November.

How to plant late radishes

When planting in the fall, it is important to follow a few rules:

  • the distance between the rows should be 10-15 cm;
  • the distance between the seeds is 4-6 cm;
  • seeds are planted to a depth of 2-3 cm.

5 to 10 g of seeds will be enough for 1 square meter.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA shared when to start fertilizing radishes and what fertilizers will improve the harvest.

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