Germinating radish seed is a good starter for a vegetable garden. Especially for children it's very rewarding to see these plants grow and mature. To be successful at the endeavor to grow radish you usually start of with seeds. Radish seed is germinating quickly and easy so you are not heading into trouble there. There are a few basics to keep in mind though.
Once you have decided which type to grow, you sow the 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 the seeds are germinating you can expect the plants to start growing in about four days. Of course germination time depends on the variety you sow and some environmental factors. 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 should be planted in the springtime if you want to harvest them earlier in the season. Because this crop is easy to grow throughout the season you can plan ahead for occasions you want to harvest for. 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 vegetable 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 to grow. And as said before children love it. The whole cycle of about a month is short enough to be exciting and long enough to get involved. Be sure to follow the instructions on the seed packet for specific instructions regarding the type of radish you are planting.