Monday, May 22, 2006

Monday 22nd May - Radish Woes

I have been getting slightly envious of other blogger's radish crops. Allotment News, Dig for Victory, Losing the Plot, Mildew and Petunia have all been publishing photographs of big, red plump radishes. Eager to join this growing band, I pulled up one of ours up on Sunday and took a photograph.

Not quite in the same league.

8 comments:

Greenmantle said...

Well it's not the flea beetle casuing the skinniness of the crop, mine were worse bitten than that even.

The one you display looks as though it was sandwiched in too tightly between its neighbours. How far appart did you thin them ?

Allotment No 21 said...

Thin them?

Greenmantle said...

Ah ....I wondered if that might be the reply.

As soon as they are big enough to sort out one from another, visualise how big you expect them to get, and pull out the weedy looking ones (usually about half) to leave the remainder with enough personal space to develop their true potential... Kinda thing.

Allotment No 21 said...

Whoops...

Emma Kitteridge said...

I'm not sure how I managed to get my radishes to look so healthy, knowing nothing much about gardening mine's more of a 'suck it and see' philosophy if it turns out ok then that's good, if it doesn't I can always have another go!

EmmaK

Allotment No 21 said...

Well it worked well for you - they look fantastic. I would be pleased to get one and you pulled off a whole tray!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Thanks for carrying out the experiment! Now we all know how to get skinny ones. I'd say I almost never follow instructions, but I had read in several place that they need thinned early on. Gotta love a veggie needing its own space. (sort of like attitude in a cat)

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