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Grow radishes with kids

Grow radishes. Two kids planting in the garden using tools.

What’s the idea?

It’s now the time to plant those radish seeds! Radishes are an easy, nutritious and relatively hardy vegetable to grow almost anywhere in the garden.

What’s the story?

This is the best time of year to plant those radishes! I don’t have a green thumb but we have found over the years that radishes are quick and easy to grow.

The kids love to independently sprinkle the seeds and give them a good water! Radishes don’t take very long to grow as they pop up in around 4 weeks.

The kids love pulling them up from the ground by their long green leaves and then eating them!

People should do this because…?

It’s a quick and easy outdoor activity. Additionally, the kids learn about the steps in planting vegetables and where they come from (not always the food shop!).

They also have the joy in watching them grow, pulling them out and eating a healthy snack at the end!

Besides this, radishes are a vegetable with many nutritional benefits. Check some of them below:

  • They contain a good amount of fibre which is beneficial for your digestion.
  • Radishes have a high water content, therefore they will help to keep you hydrated.
  • It is high in Vitamin C which protects you from the common cold and boosts your immune system.

How do you do it?

Find a spot in your allotment, garden or vegetable plot. Make sure the area is weed free and dig a shallow trench/trenches. Scatter the seeds along, cover up with some soil and then sprinkle some water over the top.

Make sure you keep the soil hydrated or they might come out a bit spicy!

Stuff you may need

  • Radish seeds
  • Soil/compost
  • Trowel
  • Water

Links to other articles on the web

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools/family-activities/grow-it/grow/crunchy-radishes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/7-tips-for-gardening-with-children

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