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Friday, February 14, 2014

RADISH : FIRST LESSON

This is my first experience in growing radish.
I grow it in two pots on my terrace garden.
The plants are protected from direct sun exposure.
Googling to find so many information  about radish  is a must.
As a plant that native from sub tropics area, if I plant it on tropic area, especially on the low-middle land area, the result sometime so far from our expectancy.
And I have to be aware about that.
I sow it on January 22. 

 

Three days later the seeds were germinating.
I took the picture above on January 24.
The growth looks so fast.
In some literature, the we can harvest this plant three or four weeks after sowing.
This is the current performance (February 14).


After three weeks from sowing, I find the red tuber still on small size, about the diameter is about 1-1.5 cm.



When I notice the tubers, the tubers look cracked.
I don't know why.

 

During this windy and dry weather I keep the watering twice a day. 
I use compost and rice husk.
Can you give me some advice?
Please share me your experience.

14 comments:

  1. I grew raddish once, the round variety. They wont grow much bigger than golf balls. Some were allowed to grow much longer, but the tubers wont get any bigger. Instead they became old and turned brownish..... So it is best to take them young, bright red and fresh.

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    1. We have the similar climate so we have the similar garden problems too. Thanks for sharing

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  2. U nas rzodkiewki to obowiązkowy fragment warzywnika. Myślę, że za długo były w ziemi. Rzodkiewka jest najlepsza młodziutka. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.

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    1. Red radishes look so cute, so I want to grow them in my home garden. Thank you for sharing

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  3. You radish is a popular plant. We sow them directly into the ground every spring. It seems to me that your too grown up. It is possible that for a long time in the ground. Maybe next time try to succeed. Radishes can be sown all year round with us except for the winter. I cordially greet :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I will try to grow it again

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  4. In Poland, the spring sowing radishes into the ground.
    The next time we do it in the fall.
    In the summer, do not grow because they do not like the dry heat.
    Your big radish is good to eat.
    When you outgrow too is not so delicious.
    I wish you success in cultivation because it is tasty and healthy vegetables.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. My radishes need cooler weather.
      Have a nice weekend

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  5. Radish are very easy plants to grow here - something children start with. They can crack due to uneven watering. The one in your photo looks ready to eat - the roots will grow large but become woody and hollow in the centre if they are allowed to do this, We pick ours much smaller than golf ball size.for round varieties and small finger size for the long varieties.

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    1. Maybe my radishes are ready to be harvested. Thank you for sharing

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  6. It is probably too warm for them and they will grow up and go to seed rather than forming the large roots that we like. You can always let them grow and harvest the seed pods. They will be kind of like beans almost but with the tiny seeds inside.

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    1. Maybe I should put them on the cooler place. Thank you for your advice

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  7. I really want to try to grow some. Thanks for the post.

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    1. I will feel the same if I live in your climate. Keep warm and have a nice weekend

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