How to grow radish multisow or direct for fast harvests spring and autumn

A re-release after the first upload of May 2017 disappeared from my YouTube channel. The same video, filmed and edited by Edward Dowding February to April, starting with multisowing the seeds in modules, in the greenhouse. The trays stayed in the warmth of my conservatory for a week to germinate. See my guide to multisowing vegetables https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/learn/multisowing/ and my video on multisow.

It was a mild spring. Sowing is possible until April, but May sowings grow too fast and are less sweet, often pungent in flavour. Then resow from late August, for autumn harvests, see my sowing timeline https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/learn/sowing-timeline-vegetables/.

3 thoughts on “How to grow radish multisow or direct for fast harvests spring and autumn

  1. Hi
    I sowed radishes direct in the ground and the seedlings came up lovely and I was hopeful of getting some plump radishes. The greens were strong and vibrant to the point of bolting(?) so decided to investigate what was happening beneath. But, yet again, in the whole row I had 4/5 mediocre sized radishes, the others, nothing on the end of the greens. I was hopeful in the latter half of your video I would learn whether I needed to thin more in the early stages. Would you be able to advise where I’m going wrong. Thank you.

    1. Henny it sounds like they were too thick. All root vegetables do that if too many are growing there, thin to about 1in/3cm and 6in/15cm between rows.

      1. Thank you for your advice, Charles. I’ve since read your article on multisowing so instead of planting in rows I will try this method. So glad I’ve found your amazing website.

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