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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How's radish from Sweden?

 
Older radishes adding more leaves.
But where is the bulb? It is too early to form or they simply refuse to bulge?

  
the newer radishes adjusting to replanting.


Radishes are growing bigger now. I am trying to figure where will the beautiful red bulb be, above the ground or in the ground? The earlier radishes are shown in the first picture. The second picture shows younger radishes on a different vegetable bed.  I really am going for a continuous supply of radishes. They dont seem to be affected by the hot temperature for now, and  I hope they get acclimatised with Malaysia weather away form their motherland Sweden.

Snails are not attracted to these young radishes for now... I hope it will stay that way for a lot longer. But grasshoppers had already left their mark on the leaves...


~bangchik

15 comments:

  1. the radishes will form under the ground but when they gt larger, you will see their tops peeking out of the ground. i planted french breakfast radishes last year and they were wonderful!

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  2. I hope that you´ll like the taste of the radishes. Don´t let them grow to big.

    Have a nice day
    Gunilla

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  3. Thank you Bangchik for your recent visits and comments at my blog.

    How wonderful to blog with a gardener in Malaysia - your garden must look so different to mine and I look forward to getting to know you and your lovely garden!

    Are these radishes different to the horseradish variety?

    Jeanne

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  4. I was going to tell you what everyone else has! I believe radish like the warm weather, we have a short time of warm weather and I seem to get two crops, one after the other.

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  5. Usually 21 days until the radish are ready to pick. My experience has been they like cool weather - weather gets too hot, your radishes will be tough and taste like a firecracker!

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  6. It will be so interesting to see how they do in such a different climate from Sweden. Part of the fun of gardening is not knowing what to expect, I think :^)

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  7. Have fun with those radishes!

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  8. They're looking good. It won't be long until they're ready.

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  9. Bad grasshoppers! Do you need some chickens???
    I'm afraid the chickens would eat the radishes along with the grasshoppers.

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  10. They look healthy Bangchik, but they are still too early to bulge, hehe. I envy you for having time to make those beds. Radish's 'bulges' are called roots or modified roots, taro have tubers, while garlic and onion called bulbs. Sorry Bangchik, i just would like to say what they are really called. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuber; http://dictionary.babylon.com/tuberous%20root

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  11. I think it's still way too early for the roots to fatten up. But they look like healthy little plants. You will see the crowns of the globes crest the top of the soil as they swell. Just don't let them sit around in hot weather too long after they get plump; they can crack and get woody/hard to chew, and sometimes too hot to eat. Although, if they do get to that stage, they might flower and produce more seed for you, so all is not lost! :)

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  12. jaz@octoberfarm
    Gunilla
    Cottage Garden
    Dawn
    Jeanne
    Noelle
    Janet
    Jo
    Kim and Victoria
    Andrea
    Meredith

    Thanks blogging friends. Out of a sudden, the weather is changing, more clouds and with every sign of rain at sunset. Grasses must be crying as temperature is getting hotter over a couple of weeks. But heavy rain is a menace to vegetable gardening. Young vegetables can easily be uprooted during heavy downpour. Good for grasses but not too good for young vegetables.

    I will remember the inputs from some of you about radishes forming in the ground, and will peek out a little as they get larger.

    Experience from seasoned gardeners also point to the fact that our radishes are still young, for the roots to bulge. Thanks too to the info that roots is the proper term for radishes, as tubers to taro.

    With all information given here, the anxiety doubles now; about roots getting too big, about cracking, about getting hard to chew, about flowering and so on.

    I guess the plan on vegetable gardening is always to take most early as fresh gardening produce, while some will be allowed to go through the whole cycle. I love to keep seeds of my own vegetables for the next run.

    I don't know what I am going to do with grasshoppers. They are small, green mostly. The matured ones as long as 2 cm. I guess with the food chain, grasshopper will eat vegetables, and birds will eat them. But there aren't many birds around here.... There aren't any chicken at all here... But something has to be done to put some restraint on their dominance here.

    Gardening is fun as we venture into new plants. The anxiety and the anticipation had triggered the constant flow of adrenaline.

    Lastly, to the question by Jeanne of Cottage Garden, the seeds packet says Radisa Retiisi 'Cherry Belle' carrying the brand LORD NELSON.

    Have a great day!
    ~bangchik

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  13. We have super soggy ground conditions in the spring. So we tried a Container Garden one year but it did not work out well for us. It was too hot therefore we had to constantly water the pots to keep them moist and the plants lost their color with all the watering. We did transplant the plants into the ground once the ground was no longer soggy and they did well then. I am not sure what we did wrong as lots of people have luck with container gardens. Good Luck with your radish. I am sure in time they will be big enough to pick and you to enjoy them. I know when the weather is hot, they tend to become hotter in taste here. Your tomato trellis look wonderful. I like the idea of recycling materials and yes, it does add a bit of color to the garden…

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  14. They are very cute, I bet they will be delicious. :)

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  15. Skeeter .... Not many plants can survive in soggy environment. As far as container gardening is concerned, i do have a fair share of success and failure.

    Rebecca @ In The Garden .... To a point they really are cute, but I have to wait to see if the roots will bulge with reddening beauty!

    ~bangchik

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