Growing Radish

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06 Mar 09 Robert (Australia - temperate climate)
As a commercial grower of radish (primex), I always remember the advice given to me many years ago, that being to never fertilise radish. As radish is one of the fastest growing vegetables, too much fertiliser causes the leaves to outgrow the root. Long leaves have no shelf life, just look in your local supermarket. I actually apply a VERY light application of Nitrophoska Blue which gives the leaves a beautiful velvety texture. I pick the radish when they are the size of a ten cent piece and leaves about four inches long. One of the great pleasures of my life is washing the bunches of radish and packing them in boxes of thirty for sale knowing that some-one is going to enjoy eating them as much as I enjoy growing them.
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