Saturday, March 24, 2012
RADISHES (Raphanus sativus) 'Cherry Belle'
I love planting one of vegetable gardening's quickest selections, Radishes.
I planted 'Cherry Belle' Radishes on 03/11/12. I planted them in the small raised bed my husband just made for me. Germination took only 4 days!
I took this picture today, 03/24/12. Wow look how well they are coming along.
This particular radish is ready in just 22 days!
Radishes are a great plant if you want to feel the thrill of victory in planting from seed in a very short period of time! They also grow very well in any kind of container.
They are also considered a garden hero because they will draw aphids and flea beetles from peppers; protect cucumbers, squash, and melons from cucumber beetles; and rout two-spotted spider mites from tomoato plants. They can be planted amongst the above plants to stand guard duty!
What a versatile plant. I would love to hear of any other great stories about radishes, ideas for planting, or great tips for growing these awesome veggies!