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Radishes: big tops, no radishes
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Sue    Posted 06-28-2001 at 08:22:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This is the second year I have planted radishes in my greenhouse, it rains a lot here. The leaves get giant and no radishes, just little things.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.


Alvin NE WI    Posted 06-28-2001 at 19:39:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
The old timers would say-- The Moon!!


tomatolord    Posted 06-28-2001 at 11:11:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Radishes are cool weather crops

The heat will make them bolt
and
you have too much nitrogen in your soil...either do not add any or plant the radishes in a poor soil area...

good luck


Frick and Frack on the Farm    Posted 06-28-2001 at 14:38:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think that Tomatolord is close to solving your problem. What are you planting the radish seeds in (container wise)? You may be planting them in too shallow of a container.

How hot is it in your green houses?
Radishes do like cool temps, 60 to 70 degree's durring the day. Really wish I knew more about your opperation we could probably get you close.



Sue    Posted 06-28-2001 at 22:00:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yea, I was thinking I had too much nitrigen and it does get hot in there. My beds are very deep. We usually have so much rain that we have to grow everything in a greenhouse, however, this year has been very dry. I will try and plant them outside next year.

Thanks for all your help.



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