How To Thin: French Breakfast Radishes

To give French Breakfast Radishes enough room to grow, they require "thinning" 10 days after planting when the seedlings are about an inch tall. These seedlings can be eaten, or planted in another area of fresh soil.

How to thin French Breakfast Radishes: 


  1. First, water the Seedsheet to saturate the soil and avoid damaging the roots.  
  2. Second, select the healthiest plants and gently pull out the extras with your thumb and pointer finger. 
  3. Thin French Breakfast Radishes to 2-plants so they have enough room to grow. 
  4. Pat down the soil around the remaining plants. 
  5. Have these as a spicy snack, or garnish your salads! 
  6. Watch the remaining two plants grow large and lush leaves. 

HAPPY GARDENING! 


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10 Responses

The Seedsheet Team
The Seedsheet Team

August 07, 2018

Hi Scott,
Once at least one of your plants has reached one inch in height, your container should be moved outside to an area that receives 10-12 hours of direct light per day (8 hours at a minimum). Keep an eye on the moisture level of your soil once you move outside and don’t be afraid to stick a finger into the soil to check for dryness. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Happy Growing!

Scott
Scott

August 07, 2018

Just thinned radishes and I have the lettuce kit as well … when do they go outside into the sun ?

The Seedsheet Team
The Seedsheet Team

July 09, 2018

Hi Angela,
Great question. The diagram on the packaging shows the arrangement of plants as the would appear to you when planted. So, in short, the diagram is seed-side down. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Happy Gardening!

The Seedsheet Team
The Seedsheet Team

July 09, 2018

Hi Jo-Anne,
We have many thinning tutorials on our website, which include one about thinning tomatoes (see, “HOW TO THIN YOUR TOMATO PLANTS”) and one about thinning basil (see, “HOW TO THIN: SWEET BASIL”). Let us know if you have any other questions.

Happy Thinning!

The Seedsheet Team
The Seedsheet Team

July 09, 2018

Hi Melissa,
Thinning basil is essentially the same process, however basil is a bit more fragile at this stage, so you will want to be extra careful as to not disturb the plants that you are leaving too much (see “HOW TO THIN: SWEET BASIL” for reference). Let us know if you have any other questions.

Happy Gardening!

Angela
Angela

July 09, 2018

I wanted to know if the diagram on the back of the package is seed sside down or seeds side up?

Jo-Anne Wolfe
Jo-Anne Wolfe

July 09, 2018

How do I thin the basil and tomato plant

Melissa Shoreland
Melissa Shoreland

July 09, 2018

Is thinning basil the same? What about the other guys?

The Seedsheet Team
The Seedsheet Team

May 29, 2018

Hi Jake,
There should be a diagram on the back of the packaging showing the arrangement of the plant types in the sheet. In the diagram there should be a notch, which would correspond to the notch located on the outer edge of the sheet itself, situated between two pods. This should be your reference point and will then allow you to figure what plant is where on the sheet. Hope this helps and contact our customer service department if you have any other questions.

Happy Gardening!

Jake
Jake

May 29, 2018

Can you help me to identify which sprouts are the French Breakfast Radishes? I forgot to mark how I laid the sheet down in my garden. Thanks!

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