What have I done! 😥

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What have I done! 😥
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:48 »
Hi
Out of every twenty or so radishes I plant I only get about three that form.
I do pullout excess ones to give them room to grow but have never been able to grow many.
Can anyone help me.
Thank you
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Goosegirl

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Re: What have I done! 😥
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 12:59 »
I've never grown radishes but maybe they don't like their roots disturbing?
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Re: What have I done! 😥
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 13:42 »
I multisow in modules then plant out. Usually 4/5 seeds to each module. I pick the largest as they grow by twisting them out and leave the others in the clump to grow on. It seems to be working picked about 20 yesterday.
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Re: What have I done! 😥
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 14:39 »
They like rich compost, feeding and plenty of water,  They are not an easy crop.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 17:03 »
They like rich compost, feeding and plenty of water,  They are not an easy crop.

Are radish hard to grow? Really?

I plonk a row of seeds in any space and the things pop up like weed. If I don't remember to harvest them they rapidly reach "big" size and join the compost heap. I always presumed they were an easy thing to grow - a speedy fast growing fill- in between other things crop.

As radish are not seen as essential in my household I really don't fuss with them - dribble the seed in and wander off - splosh of water and then.... crunch! Nice in a salad from time to time.

I have ordinary clay soil.. a newish growing space (gradually improving with compost) but.. so straight-forward.

Only problem encountered (when I grew them on the allotment) was "flea beetle" as it loved chewing countless little holes in the leaves but at home... plain sailing.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 22:09 »
I agree, they are so easy to grow and all I do is keep them weed free. No soil prep or owt else  as I would do for other veg.
All I do is rake the row over so it is level, use my seed dibber (see photo) and pop in the seed and fill hole. A few weeks later and I am pulling them. As mentioned just keep watered as the are shallow rooted compared to others.
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Re: What have I done! 😥
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 11:09 »
 :lol: :lol:  Oh how I laughed.  Radishes are my  nemesis chaps. :wacko:   Easy to grow?  Ha.  They only do well in good compost, lots of watering and the occasional feed.  I had the same problem as the OP.  Now carrots and rhubarb I can grow.  Chard loves me as do my apple trees.  In fact everything apart from caulis and brocolli (don't get me started on that) I can grow and grow well.   Very envious of those who just chuck seeds in.   :D

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 14:10 »
:lol: :lol:  Oh how I laughed.  Radishes are my  nemesis chaps. :wacko:   Easy to grow?  Ha.  They only do well in good compost, lots of watering and the occasional feed.  I had the same problem as the OP.  Now carrots and rhubarb I can grow.  Chard loves me as do my apple trees.  In fact everything apart from caulis and brocolli (don't get me started on that) I can grow and grow well.   Very envious of those who just chuck seeds in.   :D
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 15:04 »
I agree, they are so easy to grow and all I do is keep them weed free. No soil prep or owt else  as I would do for other veg.
All I do is rake the row over so it is level, use my seed dibber (see photo) and pop in the seed and fill hole. A few weeks later and I am pulling them. As mentioned just keep watered as the are shallow rooted compared to others.

Love the dibber - eye-sight must be good!! I just make a drill and put the seed in my hand and plonk them in one at a time... (Smaller seeds like carrots go into my hand and I move along the line tapping the side of my hand hoping for the best - usually works).

I often put a stick at either end and tie string between the two sticks - then, when I hoe, anything under the line is safe - anything a few centimetres either side has its head sliced off - keeps the weeds down.

Pleased there's two of us who manage radish without a fuss.. thought I was doing something right all on my own LOL

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Re: What have I done! 😥
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 16:58 »
I have been harvesting Radishes since late April (unheated greenhouse). these were in pots filled with Miricle Grow compost. The ones outside doing well now. I have had to chuck some because of the cold - non salad - weather. but still plenty when for when the sun returns.
Did not realise there was a problem with them. ?????????

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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 19:26 »
Ahh but Paul P, are your radish sown at 2 inches apart and 2cm and when they pop up look perfect  :lol: :lol:

The dibber has plugs at 2, 4, 6 and 9 inch apart all at 2cm deep  ;)
I also find it disturbs much less weed seed so less weeding, many have admired it and one younger bright lass has made one from a rolling pin with a handle so she rolls it  :nowink:

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 03:27 »
Ahh but Paul P, are your radish sown at 2 inches apart and 2cm and when they pop up look perfect  :lol: :lol:

The dibber has plugs at 2, 4, 6 and 9 inch apart all at 2cm deep  ;)
I also find it disturbs much less weed seed so less weeding, many have admired it and one younger bright lass has made one from a rolling pin with a handle so she rolls it  :nowink:

No Aidy My beetroot might get the special treatment but the radish are dumped in and left to get on with it mostly... (shame on me LOL)


 

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