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Hi All,

I was thinking of planting rose radishes in my
failed potato onion bed.

Problem: I have to beet the earwigs to a plant
large enough to survive them. Needs to be about
four inches tall for them to leave along. (My
earwigs will dig a hole down to eat a sprout
that has not make it to the surface.) The
earwigs some out about the start of June.

So, the weather dips to 31F one out of four days
a week. Is it too soon to plant rose radishes?


Many thanks,
-T



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T wrote:
Hi All,

I was thinking of planting rose radishes in my
failed potato onion bed.


i'm not familiar with radish varieties other
than daikon and some long ones that grow more
like a carrot than a round ball radish that you
would usually see in the store.

i use these for poking roots down through the
clay.

deer eat them if i don't.



Problem: I have to beet the earwigs to a plant
large enough to survive them. Needs to be about
four inches tall for them to leave along. (My
earwigs will dig a hole down to eat a sprout
that has not make it to the surface.) The
earwigs some out about the start of June.

So, the weather dips to 31F one out of four days
a week. Is it too soon to plant rose radishes?


radishes are indicated as somewhat cold
tolerant, but because they can grow so quickly
and easily i'd not worry too much. just plant
them in staggered plantings about a week apart
and thin as needed.

i much prefer radish sprouts over the radishes
themselves.


songbird
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On 04/23/2017 08:32 AM, songbird wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

I was thinking of planting rose radishes in my
failed potato onion bed.


i'm not familiar with radish varieties other
than daikon and some long ones that grow more
like a carrot than a round ball radish that you
would usually see in the store.

i use these for poking roots down through the
clay.

deer eat them if i don't.



Problem: I have to beet the earwigs to a plant
large enough to survive them. Needs to be about
four inches tall for them to leave along. (My
earwigs will dig a hole down to eat a sprout
that has not make it to the surface.) The
earwigs some out about the start of June.

So, the weather dips to 31F one out of four days
a week. Is it too soon to plant rose radishes?


radishes are indicated as somewhat cold
tolerant, but because they can grow so quickly
and easily i'd not worry too much. just plant
them in staggered plantings about a week apart
and thin as needed.

i much prefer radish sprouts over the radishes
themselves.


songbird


Thank you!


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