Planting radish seed tape is so quick and simple! You may never go back to planting these tiny little seeds one by one again!
Radishes are quickly becoming my new favorite food, so planting them in the garden this year was a must!
They are a pretty simple veggie to grow. And you can harvest them a little less than a month after planting. So I definitely recommend them as an easy plant for beginner gardeners.
While out shopping this spring, I noticed radish seed tape, something I’d never seen before. After a quick glance at the package directions, I decided to give it a try.
The kids were less than enthused about this. Radishes are not their favorite. But I have been able to sneak radishes in some recipes without them knowing it. So Buddy and Goose picked out carrot seed tape for their personal gardens.
These Seeds Are So Small!
Radish seeds are so incredibly small. Planting can be difficult because of their small size. It is challenging to get them spaced evenly. If the ground gets too wet when it rains or when you water them, they may come up to the surface and huddle together in the lowest spot.
When To Plant
It is recommended to plant radish seeds in the early spring once the danger of frost has passed. In our growing zone that’s about mid May. Knowing your growing zone is a great way to avoid at least one beginner gardener mistake.
Depending on where you live you can also plant them again later in summer so you can enjoy a fall harvest of radishes.
Items Needed For Planting Radish Seed Tape
- Radish Seed Tape
- Trowel – the ditch will be very shallow, so if you don’t have a trowel you can honestly use a stick or even your finger
Directions For Planting Radish Seed Tape
Here’s what you’ll do:
First, figure out where you are going to plant them. We are planting in ours in some of our raised beds. We adjusted the height of these raised beds so the roots would have more room to grow and thrive.
The radishes need to be planted in well-worked soil that will get at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. So find a nice sunny spot in some good soil, and you’ll be growing radishes in no time!
Once you know the location, dig a little furrow with your trowel. If you don’t have a trowel, you could just as easily use a stick or even your finger. The furrow doesn’t have to be very deep.
Then carefully unroll the radish seed tape. As you unroll the radish seed tape, you’ll notice how tiny and perfectly spaced apart the seeds are.
The tape is not sticky, but sort of gauzy feeling.
Place the radish seed tape in the furrow you dug.
The radish seed tape can be easily cut. Which is great, because it can fit in any space!
Your rows of radish seeds need to be at least 6 inches apart. Radishes are a root crop. A root crop is a plant with an edible root. Carrots, potatoes, and beets are other examples of root crops. You want to make sure there is plenty of room for your radishes to grow.
Then carefully cover the radish seed tape with soil. It only needs to be covered with about 1/2 inch of soil, so make sure the seeds don’t get planted too deeply.
Our radishes are going in a bed with other veggies, so we marked the rows. Marking the rows is a good way to remember where you planted things. My mom, Goose, and I made these little garden markers out of clay and skewers.
In less than a week, we had little sprouts popping up!
Wondering What You’re Going To Do With All Those Radishes?
Try this easy taco casserole with radishes!