Growing Radish

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31 Aug 20 Kishinchand Chellaram (Australia - temperate climate)
HI, I planet white radish , the laves where the green leaves where long and well but the radish was very thin like a stick very thin . so what is the reason? thanks
03 Sep 20 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have grown Daiken and White Hailstone radishes the last couple of years and find they have a far bigger leaf top. As mentioned too much nitrogen probably. In the tropics and sub tropics more a autumn winter crop. Too much shade and they will not grow very well. A picket fence (on the north side of the garden) shading my radishes is enough to stop them from producing a crop.
01 Sep 20 Jon Hosford (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Radishes typically grow a long thin root with healthy leaves before filling out as the plant matures at about 6 weeks. There could be a number of reasons as to why your plants didn't mature: the soil was over rich in nitrogen fertilizer ( radishes prefer a modestly fertilised soil ); you may not have let them mature long enough before harvesting. Keep sowing the seed about 2 weeks apart for a continuous crop. In warm climates it is wise to grow radishes in between shady plants such as sweet corn. They do best in weather that is not too hot ( 20-25 celcius)
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