Big plants make lots of seeds for cooking oil
(Canola is related to radish) and lots of plant material for compost.
A good way to grow your own seeds for sprouting or for feed. Plant is hardy to 25 degrees, but seeds should be harvested before cold weather sets in and damages them.
BOTANICAL NAME : Raphanus sativus var. oleiferus
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: May start in flats or directly in good garden soil. Does best if well dug with compost. Stakes and string around the edges and criss-crossing the center of the bed will help prevent the plants from falling over as the pods mature. When plants are dry, cut, and thresh promptly to avoid shattering. If weather is wet, pull plants and dry under cover.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures 17+/Spacing 9-24"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Easy to grow, tolerates hot weather
Big juicy roots are easy to harvest and animals love them. They are hardy in zones 6-9 as a winter crop. Large roots with large green leaves can be pulled as needed for sheep, chickens, cows, rabbits, and goats.