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Polar 24-03-2003 08:20 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 

I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.

What am I doing wrong??

--

Zone 24/8
So. Calif Coastal

Polar

simy1 24-03-2003 10:20 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 
Polar wrote in message . ..
I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.

What am I doing wrong??


worrying too much about Rachel Curry, instead of gardening?

Hane 25-03-2003 03:44 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 

"Polar" wrote in message
...

I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.

What am I doing wrong??


I had the same problem until I began watering them every day. It gives them
a slight sweetness and they're huge at 30 days. This is from the same
seeds I used the previous year.

h-






Polar 25-03-2003 04:56 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 
On Tue, 25 Mar 2003 15:30:30 GMT, "Hane" wrote:


"Polar" wrote in message
.. .

I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.

What am I doing wrong??


I had the same problem until I began watering them every day. It gives them
a slight sweetness and they're huge at 30 days. This is from the same
seeds I used the previous year.


Thanks. What zone are you, BTW? Wondering if same advice applies to
both of us, zone-wise?

--

Zone 24/8
So. Calif Coastal

Polar







Hane 25-03-2003 05:08 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 

"Polar" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 25 Mar 2003 15:30:30 GMT, "Hane" wrote:


"Polar" wrote in message
.. .

I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.

What am I doing wrong??


I had the same problem until I began watering them every day. It gives them
a slight sweetness and they're huge at 30 days. This is from the same
seeds I used the previous year.


Thanks. What zone are you, BTW? Wondering if same advice applies to
both of us, zone-wise?


I'm in zone 9 but got the tip from Martha Stewart's tv show ;)

h-




MacTech 25-03-2003 05:32 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 
I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.


Try planting your radishes as early as you can for your growing zone.
If they're planted later when the days are longer and warmer, they
seem to have a tendency to put their energy into growing tops and
going to seed, rather than growing the root underground.

LeAnn

http://ruralroute2.com

Polar 25-03-2003 08:44 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 
On 25 Mar 2003 09:20:42 -0800, (MacTech) wrote:

I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.


Try planting your radishes as early as you can for your growing zone.
If they're planted later when the days are longer and warmer, they
seem to have a tendency to put their energy into growing tops and
going to seed, rather than growing the root underground.


Trust me, I did! I'm in Zone 24/8, so I grow winter vegetables all
year. Sowed the radish seeds in Jan or Feb.

But we have had almost no "winter"; temps have been above-average
so maybe your explanation fits.

At least it will make me feel a little less, uh, unaccomplished g.

Thanks to all for input.




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Polar

garigue 25-03-2003 11:20 PM

Radishes - my Waterloo
 
I always have good radishes because I plant with the moon cycle. My
grandfather always planted in reference with gravity wave influence. OK OK
maybe just maybe I also fertilize and water the heck out of them. I really
enjoy the Black Spanish variety. If you haven't tasted these then by all
means get some seeds. They are just excellent with a little salt, fresh
bread and of course beer.

God Bless all ....Tom nr Pittsburgh
"Hane" wrote in message
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"Polar" wrote in message
...

I never have luck with radishes, a vegetable easily grown by
3rd graders. They get leggy, but never produce nice fruit. Out of a
whole bunch that took up my (limited) space, I harvested maybe a
measely 5-6 actual radishes.

What am I doing wrong??


I had the same problem until I began watering them every day. It gives

them
a slight sweetness and they're huge at 30 days. This is from the same
seeds I used the previous year.

h-









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