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Growing Daikon, also Japanese radish, Lo Bok

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Daikon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Direct in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 inches apart
  • Harvest in 8-10 weeks. Dig daikon carefully. They are rather brittle..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Chervil, cress,lettuce, leeks, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Avoid growing close to: Gherkins, hyssop

Your comments and tips

01 Oct 14, Lerna Obaldo (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted daikon radish but the plants flowered. I have not harvested any. Someone said that the seeds I used are not pure. It is a DT Brown packet.
24 Sep 14, Alexia (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Hi Tanya I found mine in the sprouting seed section of the seedsforafrica.co.za online shop. I have not grown them but only sprouted them and they are spicy! Having read this post I'm sowing them into my garden too. hope this helps.
02 Aug 14, Urmila Sriskanda (Australia - temperate climate)
I tried growing daikon from seed during winter but it did not grow. Would you plant the seeds into a seedling tray first or into the soil?
12 Aug 14, Chris (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Daikon don't transplant well, but you could grow them in seed tubes so they can be transplanted without any disturbance. The ground might have been too cold for them to germinate over winter. They are often planted in summer/autumn in cold regions.
30 Nov 13, Rick (USA - Zone 4a climate)
What causes the black ring I smetimes get in my daikon?
03 Jun 13, (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Where can I get seeds. I live in Regina Sk.
12 Jul 14, (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
I've seen them at Walmarts in Edmonton, McKenzie brand.
05 Mar 13, gary bailey (Australia - arid climate)
i tried to locates seeds, but no luck. can you provide me address.
01 Mar 16, Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
Just a hint if your looking for Daikon seeds. I purchased a pack under the name Daikon in Bunnings with about 20 seeds in it, it was marketed as an exotic species and so the price was high. But if you look for 'white radish' seeds (check the botanical name is exactly the same as the ones labled 'Daikon') you can get 5 times the amount of seeds for half the price.
03 May 14, D JAMES (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
you can try eden or green harvest seeds if not I have some
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Do you still grow daikon radishes and how did they turn out? I live in Kansas City, MO and I was thinking about growing them to eat and improve my soil. Thanks!

- mark

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