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Radish: French Breakfast

RM3.00, 80 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Ideal for: Children
Crops in: 30 days
See Radish French Breakfast here and here

Crisp, crunchy, mild and sweet. Radish French Breakfast 3 is ideal for decoration - make small uneven cuts around the outside of the radish, place in iced water and it will open up into floral shapes.

Sowing instructions:
Radishes grow well in most soils, but prefer rich, moist free draining soils. Sow seeds very thinly 1cm (½in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart.

Growing instructions:
Thin out the seedlings to 3-5cm apart.

Aftercare:
Water during dry spells. As radishes grow so fast and use less of the soil's goodness, use them totally as a catch crop with other slower maturing produce. Harvest as soon as the roots reach reasonable size, if left too long they will become hot and woody.

Nutritional information:
Radishes are rich in Vitamin C and potassium and contain sulphur compounds.