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Hi All,

This may be putting the cart before the horse as the earwigs
may mow my radish sprouts flat, but how tall should I let
my radish sprouts get and how far apart should they be
when I prune them.

I want

1) as many radishes as possible

2) as many greens as possible (from the pruning)


Many thanks,
-T

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T wrote:

This may be putting the cart before the horse as the earwigs
may mow my radish sprouts flat, but how tall should I let
my radish sprouts get and how far apart should they be
when I prune them.

I want

1) as many radishes as possible

2) as many greens as possible (from the pruning)


space for biggest sized radish you want plus about
1/4-1 inch gap between bodies of radishes.

thin a few days after sprouting (before the leaves
get too big). i use scissors to avoid damage or
disturbing roots of neighboring plants.

radish seeds can often be bought in bulk from the
grain elevators if you have any around check them
out. then you can plant many times for not much $
and have all the sprouts you want. daikon radish
have bigger leaves. also will bust heavy soil if
you let them go. i didn't think the deer would eat
them since they left them alone all summer, but
this past winter when conditions got thick enough
snow the deer came through and ate every single
one of them back to the ground. some were a few
feet long and several inches across and in our
clay that's pretty good.


songbird


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