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Steve Harris 25-04-2003 07:56 PM

What I've learnt about Radishes
 
1. The amount of foliage is a VERY poor guide to the progress of the
bulb.

2. The ones I planted mid-January under cloches produced much more
foliage than later ones. I've just had a large and tender "Saxa" sown
early March with only about 3" leaves.

3. With the round ones, push the leaves to one side to see the top of
the bulb bulging out of the soil. Very easy to estimate the size of the
whole bulb

4. With a round one like Saxa, the leaves, bulb and stringy root are
clearly defined and easy in the kitchen.

5. "Long White Icicle" does taste nicer but lacks all the practical
advantages mentioned above.

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com

The Devil's Advocate 25-04-2003 08:23 PM

What I've learnt about Radishes
 
My favourite is French Breakfast and they need quicker growth in warmer soil
for a tender, snappy radish lol

Steve Harris wrote:
: 1. The amount of foliage is a VERY poor guide to the progress of the
: bulb.
:
: 2. The ones I planted mid-January under cloches produced much more
: foliage than later ones. I've just had a large and tender "Saxa" sown
: early March with only about 3" leaves.
:
: 3. With the round ones, push the leaves to one side to see the top of
: the bulb bulging out of the soil. Very easy to estimate the size of
: the whole bulb
:
: 4. With a round one like Saxa, the leaves, bulb and stringy root are
: clearly defined and easy in the kitchen.
:
: 5. "Long White Icicle" does taste nicer but lacks all the practical
: advantages mentioned above.
:
: Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com



Little Badger 26-04-2003 06:44 PM

What I've learnt about Radishes
 
I'm growing one called Rats Tail!
It has pods that you can eat, will report when I harvest!

Badger


"Steve Harris" wrote in message
...
1. The amount of foliage is a VERY poor guide to the progress of the
bulb.

2. The ones I planted mid-January under cloches produced much more
foliage than later ones. I've just had a large and tender "Saxa" sown
early March with only about 3" leaves.

3. With the round ones, push the leaves to one side to see the top of
the bulb bulging out of the soil. Very easy to estimate the size of the
whole bulb

4. With a round one like Saxa, the leaves, bulb and stringy root are
clearly defined and easy in the kitchen.

5. "Long White Icicle" does taste nicer but lacks all the practical
advantages mentioned above.

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com




H 27-04-2003 09:56 PM

What I've learnt about Radishes
 
I'm growing one called Rats Tail!

I'm growing this one as well. It's storming up in height right now.....

Best,

- h




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