Why Can't I Grow Radishes?


Spade
#1
My parents could grow radishes. My grandparents could grow radishes. I try to grow radishes. When I place the seeds in the ground, they germinate, grow into leafy sonsofbitches, but they don't have a radish root. Please help! Reward offered.
 
taxslave
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#2
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

My parents could grow radishes. My grandparents could grow radishes. I try to grow radishes. When I place the seeds in the ground, they germinate, grow into leafy sonsofbitches, but they don't have a radish root. Please help! Reward offered.

Try smoking the leaves.
 
Spade
#3
Perhaps. I've even tried their flowers in salads, but somehow that is less than satisfactory.
 
Cliffy
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#4
What colour are your thumbs?
 
Spade
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

What colour are your thumbs?

I have a pinky one on each hand.
 
Locutus
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#6
 
Spade
#7
Are they beaming my plump radishes up along with cattle unmentionables?
 
55Mercury
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#8
have you tried giving it another 30 days?

right
 
Spade
#9
Can't be the devil. I've stolen holy water from the font in the local Catholic church. Still no frigging luck!
 
55Mercury
+1
#10
if you're watering them with holy water that could be the problem!
 
karrie
+1
#11
Mine do the same spade....if you solve it let me know
 
55Mercury
+1
#12
God knows where it's been!
 
Spade
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by 55MercuryView Post

have you tried giving it another 30 days?

right

It'll take more than daze to right this misery.
 
55Mercury
+1
#14
for that you may need to resort to taxslave's solution.
 
petros
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

My parents could grow radishes. My grandparents could grow radishes. I try to grow radishes. When I place the seeds in the ground, they germinate, grow into leafy sonsofbitches, but they don't have a radish root. Please help! Reward offered.

You planted too late. Plant radishes in late April and you'll get big ones. They don't like the heat.
 
Spade
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by 55MercuryView Post

God knows where it's been!

I'm desparate. Thinking of night soil.

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You planted too late. Plant radishes in late April and you'll get big ones. They don't like the heat.


My first planting was in mid April. Should I grow them in the fridge?
 
damngrumpy
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#17
Radishes don't like you they whisper about you from the other side of
their leaf. Water them and water them, once they are just above ground
put 10 52 10 on them its a root enhancer.
 
petros
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#18
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post



My first planting was in mid April. Should I grow them in the fridge?

grumpy is right about ferts but ferts can end up just being useless salts without proper soil pH.
 
Spade
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Radishes don't like you they whisper about you from the other side of
their leaf. Water them and water them, once they are just above ground
put 10 52 10 on them its a root enhancer.

Perhaps they fear I'll salt the little buggars and eat them! Will take your fetilizer advice next year. This year I used sheep shiit; the peas love it!

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

grumpy is right about ferts but ferts can end up just being useless salts without proper soil pH.

Radishes like an alkaline soil?
 
petros
#20
pH of 6.5 - 7.0
 
JLM
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#21
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

My parents could grow radishes. My grandparents could grow radishes. I try to grow radishes. When I place the seeds in the ground, they germinate, grow into leafy sonsofbitches, but they don't have a radish root. Please help! Reward offered.

I'm having the same problem with turnips, might be too much clay!
 
Spade
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

pH of 6.5 - 7.0

Ahhh, neutral; will have to test my soil.
 
petros
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I'm having the same problem with turnips, might be too much clay!

They do well in SK gumbo with peat mixed in.
 
Spade
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I'm having the same problem with turnips, might be too much clay!

Hate turnips; grow rutabagas instead!
 
petros
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#25
Turnips are great. Can't make a good solyanka without them.
 
JLM
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#26
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

They do well in SK gumbo with peat mixed in.

I'm not sure that it's worth moving a dozen turnips plants to Saskatchewan!

Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Turnips are great. Can't make a good solyanka without them.

Especially with head cheese!

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Hate turnips; grow rutabagas instead!

That's probably what these are, I call them turnips! Or Swedes!
 
Spade
+2
#27
My neighbour Sven has a Swede tooth.

On line, I discovered radish leaves are nutritious and savoury. They can be used fresh in salads, steamed, or sauteed. They are also good in soups, So, all is not lost!
 
JLM
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

My neighbour Sven has a Swede tooth.

On line, I discovered radish leaves are nutritious and savoury. They can be used fresh in salads, steamed, or sauteed. They are also good in soups, So, all is not lost!

Somehow they don't appeal to me. My mother boiled up nettles when we were kids, they were quite tasty, but you do need good gloves to pick them.
 
petros
#29
they (radish leaves) taste like water cress.
 
Spade
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Somehow they don't appeal to me. My mother boiled up nettles when we were kids, they were quite tasty, but you do need good gloves to pick them.


I've eaten nettles. They're rich man's spinach.
 

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