Instant gratification in the garden

Radishes are…well, RAD! Why? Because they are one of those crops that offer almost instant gratification for gardeners with many varieties reaching harvestable maturity in about a month—making them a great one to grow with young children.

Your young gardeners might even be so excited about radishes that they’ll ask you to read them a book about radishes. If so, check out Rah, Rah, Radishes! by April Sayre.

Rah, Rah, Radishes!

Thanks to their quick growth habits, gardeners can continually harvest and sow new seeds for radishes throughout the planting season from August to March (radishes don’t like heat, so once the heat cranks up these guys don’t do so well).

Convinced? We hope so! Check out our online catalog to find a find a multitude of tasty radish varieties for you to put on hold and check out at your local branch library.  

What will you do with your abundance of radishes? Me, I’ll probably pan sauté them with some butter and garlic or maybe try one of these tasty radish recipes on the Bon Appetit website—muy sabroso!

Don’t forget to check out our Now Sowing guides for growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips!