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Radish Came up Blind

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Ack! Some of my Radish came up blind (didn’t bulb up properly). It’s my own fault – I forgot to thin the row so they ended up overcrowded, which Radishes hate. It makes sense. They don’t have enough room to grow sideways so they grow up instead. So, make sure to thin your Radish to at least 2-3 cm apart, and keep them watered. They are easy to grow but that doesn’t mean you can sow them and forget about them like I did. Otherwise all you get is a nice row of lush green leaves, but no Radishes!

4 Responses to “Radish Came up Blind”

  1. Terri Pollheinon 10 Jun 2008 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for the reminder! I will thin the radishes today!

  2. […] by the canal today so before we left I ran out and picked a few things for the basket including my newly bulbed up Radish. These went into my tuna salad sandwiches along with Little Gem and some Chives. We also had […]

  3. jonathanon 20 Jun 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I should check with you more often!
    I’ve been successional broadcast sowing me radishes in a small space and they’ve been fine – and then nothing but little carrotty type efforts….
    I think I’ll try Hugh F-W idea of growing in a bit of guttering.
    Bit surprised broad beans not in “pry out of cold, dead hands” category…;-)

  4. Michelleon 20 Jun 2008 at 11:15 pm

    That explains a thing or two – thanks for posting the pic, exactly what mine looked like! I thought it was because the slugs had been at the leaves. Will thin the next lot as soon as they appear!