Monday, April 18, 2011
Radishes and Carrots
I'm actually a little late with this one. Radishes and Carrots are good to go in the garden now. They both get planted 16 to a square foot. So 4 rows of 4. I usually plant 8 (of each) and then wait 2 weeks and then plant the other 8. I don't like having 16 vegetables to hurry and find something to do with before they go bad.
Carrots take a while to germinate. So don't be alarmed when they haven't sprouted and the radishes have. Just keep watering them and as with ALL seeds: don't let the soil dry out until after they've sprouted. Seeds HAVE to remain moist or they won't sprout! Plant Radishes 1/2 inch down and they sprout in 3-7 days and mature in 3-4 weeks. Plant carrot seeds 1/4 inch down and they sprout in 10-17 days. Pick carrots when they are fingerlike size for the best texture and flavor. In about another month and a half or so you'll have a salad ready in your garden with the carrots, lettuce and radishes and the peas won't be far behind!
See my other posts about Gardening HERE.