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How to grow Red Radish in a Pot and Containers-Karatfarms

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

This guide will help you:

✅ Choose the right planter for Red Radish.

✅ Make a potting mix for Red Radish.

✅ Show you where to grow the Red Radish at home.

✅ And also give you a schedule to add nutrients and water for the plant.

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Botanical Name:Raphanus sativus

Hindi Name: लाल मूली

Kannada Name : ಕೆಂಪು ಮೂಲಂಗಿ /

Tamil Name : சிவப்பு முள்ளங்கி

Telugu Name : ఎరుపు ముల్లంగి

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: China

Vegetable garden grow red radish at home, terrace, balcony
Harvested red radish

Materials needed to grow Radish

Soil: Well-drained organic soil or enriched potting mixture (free from pest and disease)

pH: The ideal pH of the plant is 5.5 to 7

Planting container size: A good drainage 14 to 16-inch diameter and 12-18 deep inches ideal.

Where do I grow Radish at home?

Temperature: The ideal temperature range from 15 to 26 C

Sunlight: The sunlight requirement more than 6 hrs direct sunlight

Type of plants: Root crop, annual

Climate: It is a cool-season crop in India commonly growing in cool weather conditions.

Starting my Radish plant

Propagation: The radish is propagated by Seeds.

Planting depth: 2.5-3cm depth then cover the seeds

Planting: The normal spacing between plant to plant is 12cm to 15cm.

Season: Best season for growing in winter (Jan, July, Sept, Nov, Dec)

Caring for my Radish plant

Propagation: The radish is propagated by Seeds.

Germination time: Germination starts from 5-10 days after the seed is sown.

Water requirement: Watering once a day. Avoid the waterlogging condition.

Nutrient: Apply well decompose plant and animal waste manures and also bone meal or blood meals and also liquid fertilizers.

Harvest time: The radish is ready for harvest after 35-50 days of planting.

Vegetable garden grow red radish at home, terrace, balcony
Red Radish ready to harvest

Plant protection for my Radish plant

Major Pest


Organic methods to control :

Neem oil spray 2-5ml per/liter.

Aphids, Flea beetles, and mustard sawfly

Spray the insecticide Imidacloprid 70 % WG 0.5 g / lit or 1-1.5 ml/ lit or azadirachtin 1.0% EC 3ml/ lit.

Major diseases

Alternaria blight

Control to spray Mancozeb g/ lit of water.

White rust

To control the white rust application of copper oxychloride 2g/ lit or Mancozeb g/ lit of water.

Plant care and maintenance
  • Apply regular organic nourishment for the plants

  • Weekly once neem spray to reduce the pest and diseases.

  • Plants require little water when necessary and avoid overwatering.

  • Remove the older and unhealthy affected leaves and branches of plants and its give regular air circulation into the all the branches of plants its help full for disease-free plant

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