Radish is the most popular rooting vegetable in India. This is mainly a cool season crop; however it can tolerate higher temperatures. Radish needs 6 to 8 hours of daily sunlight; however it can tolerate partial shade. Mino Early Long White is an open-pollinated daikon radish, with crispy and tender flesh (45-60 cm) with mild pungency.
Seeds of radish can be sown throughout the year.
Sow the seeds directly on raised beds or in containers
Choose a container with a minimum depth of 12-14 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & your requirement) like the deep rectangular containers.
Ideal growing mixture is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Select a container with uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
Fill the container with the selected growing medium.
Make shallow holes (1 cm) with a distance of 1 x 1 feet throughout the surface of soil medium.
Sow 2-3 seeds per hole about 0.5 cm deep.
Push the seeds a little in soil medium with your fingers & completely cover them with surrounding soil.
Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower with a watering can.
Seeds will germinate within the first six days or even much earlier & tiny seedlings will be visible with first leaves.
If more than one seed has germinated per hole, cut off the smaller seedlings & only keep one seedling per spot.
Radish plants require full sunlight (6-8 hours) in winter, so place your containers accordingly.
Water your Radish container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. Use sprinklers for watering the Radish plants outdoors.
Manuring: Add optimum quality organic manure with 2:1 ratio before sowing the seeds. Use organic manure like the well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, Compost or Vermicompost
Look for the early signs of fungal / insect infestation. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms are visible.
Golden Radish matures 40 to 50 days after sowing. Radish roots & leaves can be harvested by uprooting them along with the whole plant from the soil.
What you get
Radishes are high in Fibre, Potassium, Vitamin C, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B, and Manganese. Raw radish is 95% water, 3% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and has negligible fat.