Radish Oklahoma City OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Radishes are some of the easiest vegetables to grow. In this country, most radishes are eaten raw in salads. However, in other cuisines, radishes are an important food source, often preserved by drying or pickling.
About This PlantRadish varieties vary in size, color, shape, and taste --some are very pungent, while others are quite mild. Plant short-season or spring varieties in spring or fall, depending on local temperatures. Ideal growing temperature is 60 degrees F to 65 degrees F. Cooler or warmer weather results in harsher-tasting radishes. Plants will mature in 18 to 45 days, depending on variety. Plant winter types in the summer or fall, depending on the variety; they mature in 45 to 70 days.
Site SelectionSelect a site with full sun to light shade and well-drained soil. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost.
Planting InstructionsBecause they grow so quickly, spring radishes can be planted right next to rows of larger, slower-growing crops; there's no need to create a separate radish bed. Sow radishes directly in the garden. Plant spring varieties 1 inch apart, 1/2 inch deep. To get larger spring radishes, plant seeds 1-1/2 inches deep, 1-1/2 inches apart, in rows 24 inches apart. Plant winter radish varieties 1 to 3 inches apart.
CareWhen young radishes are 1 inch tall, thin to 2 to 3 inches apart. Provide even watering. Heat and too little or uneven watering can result in tough, pithy, very hot radishes. Contact your local County Extension office for controls of common radish pests such as root maggots.
HarvestingPick spring varieties as soon as they reach the size you prefer. Before they become tough and pithy, pull all the radishes, trim off the tops, and store in plastic bags in the refrigerator. In cool weather, winter varieties will keep adequately in the ground for a few weeks after maturity. Store these radishes through the winter as you would carrots or beets, layering them in boxes of sawdust or peat moss.
Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show
Dates: 2/28/2014 – 3/2/2014
Cox Business Services Convention Center Oklahoma City
1 Myriad Gardens
Welcome to the Oklahoma City Spring Remodel and Landscape Show presented at the conveniently located Cox Convention Center February 28 through March 2, 2014. This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones. See the latest innovations and design trends. Experts will be showcasing everything for the home including, but not limited to the latest in cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofng, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products as well as the newest ideas pertaining to landscape installations. Be inspired by feature gardens built right inside the convention center exhibit hall, surely a sign of spring.
OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show
Dates: 3/21/2014 – 3/23/2014
Oklahoma State Fair Park Oklahoma City
3001 General Pershing Blvd.
Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and decor with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and roofing and much more. Shop, compare and save for 3 days only!