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Germinating Radish Seed is Easy and Rewarding

If you are planting a vegetable garden this year, then you are likely going to want to plant some radish seeds with your other vegetables. It is very important to know the basics of vegetable seed starting, and germination. Germinating radish seed is quite easy; radishes are probably the quickest type of vegetable to germinate. And if you know a few basics then you should have no trouble germinating radish seeds.

Once you have decided which type to grow, you will need to begin germinating radish seed. One very important thing to know is regarding soil temperature. Radishes germinate best in soil that has a temperature between 45 and 85 F. The seed will not germinate is the soil temperature is about 95F.

When you are germinating radish seed you can expect the plants to germinate in approximately four days. Of course germination time depends on the type of radish seed that you have planted; refer to the package for the exact germination time. The plants should mature in approximately 21 to 30 days; of course the exact time is dependant on the type of radish as well as the soil and air temperature.

Radish seed should be planted in the springtime if you want to harvest them earlier in the season. When germinating radish seed it is important to know when you want to harvest them. The taste of the radish depends in part on the temperature of the soil. In the springtime when the soil tends to be cooler, a radish with a milder taste will be produced. In the hot heat of summer, a stronger, even pithy radish may be produced because the soil temperature is higher.

You should not have much trouble when germinating radish seed, as they are a very easy vegetable to grow. Be sure to follow the instructions on the seed packet for specific instructions regarding the type of radish you are planting.

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