GET READY IN TIME FOR SOWING RADISH: What kind of soil and temperature does it require?

Radish is an annual vegetable crop that can be planted in March and its thickened root with a juicy taste that contains a high concentration of vitamins is used in the diet. In order to successfully prepare for sowing radish, you need to know what kind of soil it requires and what kind of cultivation of the same, but also what weather conditions must be present in order for its cultivation to succeed.


The soil in which the radish is planted must be finely chopped, drained, and the pH should be moving from 5.5 to 7. Soil moisture should amount to 60 of the 75 rank field water capacity.

They stand out as good pre-cultures legumes, potatoes, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes. Radishes can be planted on the same plot only when they pass 3.4 years, and this is also the case when it comes to other plants from the same family because the soil is too much exhausted.

Before sowing, it is important to choose a material of good quality, and before they are laid in the ground the seeds are sorted by size. Also, it is necessary to keep the seeds soaked in water or before sowing covered with a damp cloth all day. It is sown on depth of 1 centimeter, it is important to pay attention not to put the seed too deep because there is a change in the shape of the roots in that case. After sowing, it is necessary to level the soil.

After the seeds are covered with soil, watering is needed. It is necessary to pay attention that the upper part of the soil is not too dry because the root will not develop properly it will taste bitter.

Basic tillage is done after removing the above pre-crops at a depth of 35 to 40 centimeters. Land is very important thoroughly cleaned of plant debris. The soil must be well fed and therefore it is necessary to enter minerals when the soil thaws.

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Climatic conditions

Radish seeds can withstand temperatures of – 4 degrees, there good resistance to low temperatures. The optimum temperature for the development of this vegetable crop is from 16 to 18 degrees. It likes a lot of light and accordingly it is necessary to find a suitable place that must also not be exposed to strong winds.

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