Why You HAVE to Grow Watermelon Radishes this Year

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds

Words barely do the watermelon radish justice.
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We just started carrying the watermelon radish seed this year and it is one of the first seed packets I snagged this Spring. I’m not a big radish eater although I like them eaten raw with breakfast eggs as is common in some Persian cooking. I’ve always liked to grow them because they germinate so fast. I’ve done the old trick of seeding them with carrot seed because the radishes mark where the row is while you wait a long time for the carrots to germinate.

Watermelon radishes are a game changer. Yeah, sure they are super nutritious, full of lutein and beta-carotene. Broccoli family. Good for hydration. Low in fat. Etc. etc. But they are stunningly beautiful and fun to eat.

These pictures are the reason I’m growing watermelon radish this year. Seed them and in only 50 days you can be having these great meals.


What’s a watermelon radish, and what do I do with it?


2 replies
  1. Becky Hansen
    Becky Hansen says:

    Hi Gini,

    Radishes germinate best in soil temperatures between 55-75 deg. F. and they take a while to mature, around 60 days, so pick your first fall freeze date, count backward 55-60 days and that is the latest date for planting.

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