Growing Radish

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06 May 20 judith (Australia - temperate climate)
In Tasmania its late May and getting much cooler. My radish plants are quite vigorous but have no roots only leaves. Is this because its not warm enough.
02 Jun 20 Jon Hosford (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Radishes planted in Tasmania should produce reliably in the cooler months. They do establish a root first before filling out at about week 4 or 5. I wouldn't pull them out yet.They don't like too much fertiliser. After November in Tas you are best to sow them in the shade of a taller growing crop that will shade them from harsh sun. e.g sweet corn.
08 May 20 M (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm sub tropical and have done many different things trying to grow radish. Temps here from now to end of winter, day generally 22 to 27, couple in the high teens maybe. Nights 6 to 16 with the odd 3 or 4. Don't plant radish in rich soil, probably best to plant after another crop. Plant thinly and in narrow rows. I would think you have planted into too rich a soil. Must say I have the same problem at the moment. I tried to plant in wide bands sparsely, it didn't work, soil was too rich. I'm trying some called white hailstone, I think they are a more reliable milder taste. I think radish are better grown here in the winter rather than summer.
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