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Radish in containers

I’ve read a lot of posts regarding the best spacing for radish and how you shouldn’t plant them too close together or it will stunt bulb growth etc.

I have to call BS on this however.

Recently I wanted to plant a few radishes to try a new pickles recipe I came across but didn’t have any spare containers, so I decided to plant some around some tomato seeds in a container. The recipe called for 20 radishes so I decided to plant 2 seeds in each of 12 holes in an area the equivalent of 60cm x 5 cm around the edge of the container and well the results speak for themselves:

Lots of good growth and healthy looking leaves:

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Veggie/Radish.jpg[/img]

No problems at all with adjacent bulb growth:

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Veggie/Pair.jpg[/img]

A massive harvest from an area of 60x 5cm in just 5 weeks:

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Veggie/Radishout.jpg[/img]

Give it a try :wink:
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Oh yeah, the end result:

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Veggie/Pickles.jpg[/img]
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Very nice result!

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Nice! My radish grows very well in containers too. I never had problems with planting to close together. First I grow some seeds till they have 2 leaves. After that I'm planting them in my containers on a row. This works with the giant radish too (Riessen von Asperen) On my roof radish need however an awfull lot of water to get a good taste.

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they look great my whole garden is in bakery buckets I'm going to give the radishes a try too :P
new gardener/buckets only

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Nice harvest

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I really wana try watermelon radishes i heard they where sweet like a watermelon.

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I am soooo jealous!

I just checked my radishes, again, still no root. And they are blooming now, I pulled one in bloom, it had a tiny radish, 98% have nothing at all, not even a stem thickening.

Is it possible to get radishes that are only for greens?

I am ready to just pull them, make the radish top soup recipe posted here, and start over on them. Why wouldn't my radishes make radishes? Any ideas?
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maby there grown to close togeather or maby not enoff phosphorus in the soil.

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I would say you can plant them pretty close as well. I have had good luck like this.

One thing I wouldn't do is broadcast 3 packets of seed over your bed to see what will happen. I will tell what will happen you will radishes growing everywhere. :lol: Which is not a bad thing but now they are coming up around my other plants that weren't there at the time of the broadcast.

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I'm not much of a radish person but I must admit they do look GREAT!
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