The Best Radish Companion Plants

Freshly pulled radishes resting on garden soil.

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Carrots, Peas, lettuce, … Read more

Grow the World’s Largest Radish: Sakurajima Daikon

The worlds largest radish is the Sakurajima Radish aka shimadekon, giant daikon, Sakurajima island giant radish, or jumbo daikon. Sakurajima Radish is a Japanese heirloom that holds the Guinness World book of records title weighing in at 68 lb 9 oz, although the average Sakurajima Radish weighs between 10 and 13 lbs and about 18 … Read more

How to Plant and Grow Black Radishes

Closeup of three freshly harvested black radishes on wooden surface.

Most are accustomed to the standard red radishes, some have delved into white radishes but black radishes are another path in the radish realm that you may want to explore. Radishes are grown primarily as a salad element, some eat them raw, they taste superb when roasted and don’t forget pickled, ever try a pickled … Read more

Why Radishes Fail To Form Bulbs – And What To Do About It

Radish greens growing in a garden.

We grow radishes primarily for their roots, some people also use the greens. When the bulbous subterranean tap root we know as a radish fails to form than obviously there’s an issue. Radishes are one of the easiest grown crops around, but even they have problems from time to time. The problem is rarely with … Read more