Radish Microgreens: Increase Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C


Radish microgreens have beautiful red stems and green leaves. They are quick to grow and enjoy. They’ll give your food a spicy kick, along with added vitamins and minerals.

Radish microgreens

What are the nutritional benefits of Radish Microgreens?

Radish microgreens are very high in vitamin C. Test results show they have 1.5 times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

These small but mighty seedlings are also high in carotene and lutein. Both of these vitamins are beneficial for eye health and immune system function.

How to Grow Sow Right Seeds Radish Microgreens

Unlike other microgreens, radish seeds do not need to be soaked before sprouting.

  • Spread the seeds onto a damp growing medium. 
  • Cover the seeds and keep them away from light for 3 - 5 days. 
  • This is the blackout period referred to on the seed packet. 
  • Keep the seeds moist by misting them with water from a spray bottle. 
  • Maintain an average room temperature. 
  • Check daily and mist as needed to keep them moist. 
  • Once the radish seeds have sprouted, remove the cover and expose the seedlings to direct light
  • The light during this growth period is essential for radish microgreens. The bright green leaves that develop during the photosynthesis process are full of nutrients. 
  • Continue keeping the seeds moist until they’re ready to harvest.

When and How to Harvest Radish Microgreens

In 5-12 days, when seedlings are about 2 inches tall, they will be ready to harvest. The seed leaves (cotyledons) will be fully grown. 

Use scissors to cut the radish greens just above the soil. 

Then rinse in cool water. 

Use immediately or place in the fridge and consume within a few days.

cabbage and radish microgreens in window

Enjoying Your Fresh Radish Microgreens

Radish microgreens have the flavor of a radish bulb, so be prepared for a spicy addition to your salads and sandwiches!

Use them to garnish a bowl of soup or plate of roasted meat. 

They are also a delicious addition to grain bowls and cooked vegetables. 

Try your radish sprouts alongside crunchy sunflower microgreens and delicious broccoli microgreens.