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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

24 Apr 17, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have you seen the photo on the daikon page of Gardenate ?
22 Sep 16, Darrell Mills (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can someone fill me in on the nutritional value of daikons for use in cattle feed, thanks
22 Jun 16, Ray Smith (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
If the radish bolt and flower what's next pull the Radish up.
09 Jun 16, Ray Lilley (New Zealand - temperate climate)
It has been recommended we plant daikon to provide its nutrients for our olive trees. Can you recommend a good low-cost seed provider?
27 Feb 16, Amy (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm in Melbourne and I bought daikon seeds from Ceres in Brunswick East.
09 Oct 15, Aussie Bob (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Planted these in early May on the sunshine coast and got several large (15 cm diameter 40 cm long) radishes harvested in October. They seem to be very susceptible to tight soil i that will cause them to stunt as the ones in the bed with looser soil were much larger. Good sun exposure is a must or they will reach for the sun and grow twisted.
21 Jun 15, CĂ©line (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Is it normal for the daikon radish to be flowering now? Do I leave it until Fall, or harvest now. They are still quite small.
14 Oct 14, Jenny (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I too have planted daikon which have grown about a metre high and flowered but the radishes are only about 5 cm long and 1cm wide. Should I prune the leaves?
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.
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