Uproot excess seedlings (thinning) three weeks after sowing and leave a plant to plant spacing of 10 cm to facilitate better tuber growth.
Intercultural operations like weeding and hoeing are necessary to check weed growth and provide soil aeration for better growth and yield. During rainy season, two weeding are required to keep the growth of weeds under check.
In radish, the growing roots tend to push out of the soil surface. Therefore, earthing up and weeding during the early stages of growth is necessary for proper development of quality roots.
The second dose of fertilizer has to be applied in active growth stage.
The first irrigation is given immediately after sowing. Depending upon the planting season and the available soil moisture, radish may be irrigated at 10-12 days interval during winter and 5-6 days interval during summer.