Radiant Radish Mix
Certified Organic Seed
A bright, crisp, sweet, and colorful mix of varieties.
The first spring radishes mark the gateway to fresh eating. Though a few spring greens and herbs often precede them, the act of pulling the first fresh root out of the ground sends the heart aflutter. Bright, crisp, sweet, and colorful, this mix announces the beginning of fresh culinary delights. It also closes out the season in style, growing large and very sweet in the cool of autumn. Looking to try something new? Try roasting or steaming these pretty pearls and tossing in a simple vinaigrette.
Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked, through mid-spring. Thin small radish seedlings to 2-4" apart. Keep watered, especially as the season warms up. Harvest radishes as soon as they are round. Store radishes without the top to keep roots firm. (Tops are enjoyable in a sauté or braising mix.) Plant in succession to have a steady crop. Sow in late summer for a spectacular fall crop.
About the Artist
Artwork by Elizabeth St. Hilaire. The art for this pack features her "paperpainting" technique. The layers of hand-painted, handmade, and found papers represent both the diversity of the radish colors as well as their connection to history.
About Hudson Valley Seed Company
These folks are both farmers and storytellers. They are committed to growing organically, sourcing locally and sustainably, and preserving crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. All of their seeds are open pollinated, many are heirloom and organic, and they are never GMO. They were one of the first companies to sign the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), and remain committed to their values of sustainability.
They believe that a seed is more than meets the eye: it is a time capsule telling tales of the plants, crops, and people that came before us. Every seed has a story, sometimes going back thousands of years. At Hudson Valley Seed Company, they aim to celebrate these stories, and they’ve found the best medium in which to do so is art. Each year, they commission artists to tell the story of a particular seed variety.