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by 'Sparagus on September 20, 2005 05:57 AM
Hi! Im pretty new here and wanted to get some opinions on my pathetic fall radishes! They look really "leggy" to me, not sure if that is the right word though.....the leaves look normal, but it looks like the red portion that is supposed to be underground turning into a plump radish, is above the soil and long and stringy.

Did I plant them too early?? They are 3 weeks old already and although it's September, it's still been hot (upper 80's)

They did great in the same soil in early Spring.

Thoughts? Thanks!

-Karen in PA
by weezie13 on September 20, 2005 10:19 AM
I just think that name is soooo cute!!!! [thumb] [flower]

Radishes need deep waterings for the
tap root to bury it's self....
And very soft pliable

and possible also, when watering, or raining,
it washed some of your nicer topsoil off.

*if soil was allowed to dry out at some point
it forms a crust like over the top, then when
water is poured on, and it runs off, taking the lose granules with it to lower ground too..*

Mine did that, but I didn't get out to water as much as I'd like to have...

And those puppies were HOT!!

* * * *

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

by 'Sparagus on September 21, 2005 01:30 AM
Thanks for the advice! It must be that I let them dry out too much and then the dirt washed away when I watered them too hard. oh well....I'll be planting more in a week anyway!


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