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Its about as far as my veg growing goes! but can anyone tell me why only
about half the radishes form radishes? the rest just have a small tap root.
I space about 1" apart, and sow one row under glass and another outside
and repeat after about 10 days, but results are dissapointing
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Charlie Pridham wrote:
Its about as far as my veg growing goes! but can anyone tell me why only
about half the radishes form radishes? the rest just have a small tap root.
I space about 1" apart, and sow one row under glass and another outside
and repeat after about 10 days, but results are dissapointing


I believe shortage of water. That problem gets worse when they are
overcrowded, and worse to much worse in dry weather (especially hot,
dry weather).


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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On 10/06/2018 19:56, Charlie Pridham wrote:
Its about as far as my veg growing goes! but can anyone tell me why only
about half the radishes form radishes? the rest just have a small tap root.
I space about 1" apart, and sow one row under glass and another outside
and repeat after about 10 days, but results are dissapointing


Short of water or too crowded so that the first ones to get going crowd
out the rest. They may also bolt into flower prematurely if they feel
really threatened by drought.

Just stick some more in and sow a bit more thinly. Spring onions are
easy enough the same way but grown more slowly.

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On 12/06/2018 09:11, Martin Brown wrote:
On 10/06/2018 19:56, Charlie Pridham wrote:
Its about as far as my veg growing goes! but can anyone tell me why
only about half the radishes form radishes? the rest just have a small
tap root.
I space about 1" apart, and sow one row under glass and another
outside and repeat after about 10 days, but results are dissapointing


Short of water or too crowded so that the first ones to get going crowd
out the rest. They may also bolt into flower prematurely if they feel
really threatened by drought.

Just stick some more in and sow a bit more thinly. Spring onions are
easy enough the same way but grown more slowly.

OK, thanks for the responses, more water it is!

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Gardening in Cornwall
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On 13/06/2018 09:51, Martin wrote:
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:09:08 +0100, Charlie Pridham
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On 12/06/2018 09:11, Martin Brown wrote:
On 10/06/2018 19:56, Charlie Pridham wrote:
Its about as far as my veg growing goes! but can anyone tell me why
only about half the radishes form radishes? the rest just have a small
tap root.
I space about 1" apart, and sow one row under glass and another
outside and repeat after about 10 days, but results are dissapointing

Short of water or too crowded so that the first ones to get going crowd
out the rest. They may also bolt into flower prematurely if they feel
really threatened by drought.

Just stick some more in and sow a bit more thinly. Spring onions are
easy enough the same way but grown more slowly.

OK, thanks for the responses, more water it is!


More than you want is forecast for tomorrow :-)


Few spots last night but the sun is back already!

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On Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:36:46 Martin wrote:

On Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:59:01 +0100, Charlie Pridham
wrote:

On 13/06/2018 09:51, Martin wrote:
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:09:08 +0100, Charlie Pridham
wrote:

On 12/06/2018 09:11, Martin Brown wrote:
On 10/06/2018 19:56, Charlie Pridham wrote:
Its about as far as my veg growing goes! but can anyone tell me why
only about half the radishes form radishes? the rest just have a small
tap root.
I space about 1" apart, and sow one row under glass and another
outside and repeat after about 10 days, but results are dissapointing

Short of water or too crowded so that the first ones to get going crowd
out the rest. They may also bolt into flower prematurely if they feel
really threatened by drought.

Just stick some more in and sow a bit more thinly. Spring onions are
easy enough the same way but grown more slowly.

OK, thanks for the responses, more water it is!

More than you want is forecast for tomorrow :-)


Few spots last night but the sun is back already!


and it isn't as windy as forecast, yet.


The wind was forecast for the north of England and Scotland, not for the
south!

David

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