Credit: Carolyn Herriot

Radishes are short season vegetables that thrive in cool weather.

They are one of the easiest crops to grow, so make a perfect choice for children’s gardens. They come in all colours, like this ‘Easter egg mix’. They can be sown in early spring or fall for harvest one month later. Sowing seeds every two weeks will provide radishes throughout spring and fall. TIP: Keep them harvested as they get hot and woody when left to mature and go to seed.

Some varieties grow over the winter. ‘Hungarian Black’ and ‘China Rose’ stay in the ground during winter months, without reaching the intense heat of mature radishes. They bolt to seed in the warmer days of spring, providing edible young seedpods.

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