Tonio
Green Thumb
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:07 pm
Location: San Diego, CA !! Z10/SS24

Double radish

hmm, never grew a radish to this LOL :lol:

click for larger pic
[url=https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/ttonio/IMG_0754.jpg][img]https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/ttonio/th_IMG_0754.jpg[/img][/url]
San Diego / Z10
-------------------

DoubleDogFarm
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 6113
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:43 am

That is a interesting radish.

By the way, looks like you have Flea Beetle. You may want to try Neem oil.

Eric

Tonio
Green Thumb
Posts: 357
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:07 pm
Location: San Diego, CA !! Z10/SS24

DDF,

yup , I let this one go, to see how it would seed, but... with all the chewing I pulled it.

T
San Diego / Z10
-------------------

User avatar
PunkRotten
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1990
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Monterey, CA.

Cabbage worms kept chewing on my Radish leaves.

User avatar
OROZCONLECHE
Green Thumb
Posts: 560
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:49 am
Location: So California -Ontario-

One of my radises ended up with no more leaves, now how would i know when a radish is ready to pull out?
Trance Me Away

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

pull one and look? Presumably you planted a bunch of them at the same time, so they will all be in a similar stage. So you can look at one and get an idea of how they all are doing. Pull the one with no leaves, it's not going to do any more anyway.
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

User avatar
applestar
Mod
Posts: 27661
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 11:21 pm
Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

I've seen them swell up like that in the stem above the root that stem part I think is usually fibrous and not good to eat and sometimes the root is underdeveloped, but you can still use it for soup stock.

Looks like you still got a nice radish root from this one. :D

User avatar
jal_ut
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 7480
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:20 am
Location: Northern Utah Zone 5

One of my radises ended up with no more leaves, now how would i know when a radish is ready to pull out?
You can take a finger and move a little soil away from the root to see what you have.

Radishes need to make fast growth to make a nice tender root bulb. Insect damage can prevent them from ever making a nice root. Yes, a lot of insects like to feed on the radish leaves. Try some diatomaceous earth.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

User avatar
OROZCONLECHE
Green Thumb
Posts: 560
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:49 am
Location: So California -Ontario-

Going to pull one but first take a bit of some dirt, thanks
Trance Me Away

User avatar
PunkRotten
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1990
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Monterey, CA.

You can see the bulbs partially above the soil. Sometimes they might stay below if the seed was planted kinda deep. And when you see some bulbs above the soil don't pull them right away, if you wait a little longer they will get bigger.

Return to “Vegetable Gardening Forum”