Bulk Raphanus Sativus seeds are the ideal choice to begin your home garden, in my opinion. There is little difference between the seeds from this species and those from Pterocarpum scale, but they are smaller. Raphanas seedlings will reach a mature size of three inches before they wilt. These seeds can be sown in warm weather but can be stored for later use during cooler weather.
The bulk Raphanus Sativus variety produces the finest quality of Sativus seeds. They are ideal for starting seedlings in a greenhouse. The flowers are small, white-colored, with a faint yellow perfume. They grow in clusters on evergreen stems, producing tiny red berries in late summer and early fall. Seedling growth may be slow due to a tendency for root confinement. The flower heads are large and very attractive.
Raphanas are easy to grow. They do not need a lot of care, and they are extremely drought resistant. However, you should never overfeed them. Excessive watering can cause problems with roots. The soil should be moist but not damp. Do not use fertilizer unless specified by the seed packet.
The best choices for seedling plants are those that are self-sowing. The seeds should arrive at the garden center fairly quickly after planting. This should allow you time to dress the soil and prepare it for planting. The plants should be potted into potting medium once the seedling has flowered. This usually takes about a week. Be sure to mulch the soil around the plants once they have flowered.
To germinate the bulk Raphanus Sativus seeds, you need to remove them from their packaging. Thoroughly wash the seeds, and then store them in a clean plastic bag. Make sure the seeds are completely dry before you store them. You can store them in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. Seeds should be separated every three months.
To germinate seeds from this plant, you should divide them in half. Each half should receive its own container. Keep the container moist, but not wet. Seedlings can survive on just a drier window box for a couple of weeks. After that, they will need a constant moisture source. Seedlings grown in pots must have some sort of water source.
Place the seeds in a small plastic basket. Be sure there is no air seepage through the bagged roots. Cover the basket tightly with moist newspaper, and then put it in a cool, dark place.
The plant will need to be watered every two days, until it starts to bloom. At this point, it will grow rapidly and become a bonsai. Water only when the roots are well established. This bulk rhymes will keep growing, if you do the correct things in the early stages of growth.
After the plants begin to show the first signs of leaves, they are ready to be picked. Use a pair of long handled shears to carefully snip off each leaf. Do not remove the whole stem. Otherwise, it will be too hard for the young plants to absorb enough nutrition from the soil. When the blades come off, be careful to move the basket gently back into the sunlight, so that the plant does not burn its roots by becoming exposed to direct sun for too long.
You can expect the plants to produce leaves and flowers in eight to ten weeks. Then the bonsai can be planted in the yard, around the perimeter of the herb garden. It will grow into a vigorous bulk. However, keep in mind that herb gardens need to be frequently watered. They also do not like being crowded.
If you do not have room to cultivate the plants indoors, you might consider them as free-standing specimens in the landscape when you next hold a gardening sale or event. However, to ensure a successful harvest, ensure that the plants are firmly rooted in the soil where they were sown. The same holds true if you seed the plants outdoors. If they were successfully sown in a pot, they will need to be seeded and then planted in the same location.
There are many different species of bulk raphanus. Most are native to India, although there are a few well known tropical species also. The main varieties are Sativus Glabra, Sativus Cristata, Sativus Equisetina, and the bulk raphanus of India, which are commonly known as Indian Sativus. All of these herbs can be successfully cultivated in a small urban garden, although some varieties may do better if they are grown in larger pots or an indoor container. If you are looking for the bulk forms, which are more suitable for the home gardener, you should check out the online bulk herb directory for seeds and starters.