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The Bearded Farmer
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Late season radish!

Just harvested my fall radishs yesterday 8) . Planted Champion and French Breakfast. They all turned out nice, got about 50 in all and there are still about 50 or so in the bed.

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Some of the champions have a split in them. What causes this? My thought is that I'm either harvesting too late or I should have tilled the soil better to loosen it more. Any thoughts??

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Nice harvest!

I've had icicle radishes last all the way into November.
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I think the splitting is caused by getting a good wetting after they have been a little dry. They swell so fast with water that they split. Try to keep radishes damp at all times for best performance.

Nice harvest!
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Your probably right Jal. We had 3 days of constant rain about a week before harvest, I did notice they got big really fast towards the end. These were in for about 38 days.
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I've experienced that, too, when there was a lot of water going into the soil. "Consistency" really seems to be the word when it comes to growing radishes.
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