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  1. History & Origin Radishes are native to China. Egyptian writing reports that radishes were a common food in ancient Egypt before the pyramids were built. In Greece, radishes were so highly valued that imitations of them were made of gold. In 1544, a German botanist reported seeing radishes that weighed about 100 pounds. Radishes were grown by the first English colonists in America. Nutrition Facts: Riboflavin- good for body growth, healthy hair & nails Vitamin C- helps heal the skin Vitamin K – good for bones & liver Calcium- make bones strong Potassium- helps grow muscles Radish

  2. Plant radishes in very early spring (March/April) as soon as you can dig up the soil. They love the cool weather. • Plant the seed 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. After the radishes have come up, then thin out so they are about 1/2 to 1 inch apart. • Radishes grow super fast! From seedling to harvest is usually about 25-30 days. Keep them watered and check them often. They will be ready to eat before you know it. • Harvesting Pull the radish when the root is less than one inch in diameter. Do not leave ready-to-eat radishes in the ground too long or else they will become hot to the taste and hard. Planting

  3. Radishes are Available: Summertime • How Does a Radish Grow: They grow underground as a root vegetable. Once planted, they grow quickly. How to Cook with Radishes: • Use in salads or garnishes. • What to Look for When Buying Radishes: Buy radishes that are firm with crisp leaves. Avoid radishes that are soft. Facts:

  4. urbanext.illinois.edu/.../planning/dictionary/veggies/radish.cfmurbanext.illinois.edu/.../planning/dictionary/veggies/radish.cfm • www.organicfacts.net/.../vegetable/health-benefits-of-radish.html • http://www.docstoc.com/docs/60862130/Investigation-of-Radish-Seed-Germination • www.kids-cooking-activities.com › Food Facts • urbanext.illinois.edu/veggies/radish.cfm • nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2606/2 References