The Q&A Archives: Radishes Falling Over

Question: My long pink radishes grow up 3 inches and then the tops fall over before they make big roots?

Answer: Some possible causes for your problem with radish are:<br>weather too warm, too much nitrogen fertilier, pH too low (acid soil) or too much or too little water.<br><br>Radish require cool weather. This is a good time to plant in your area. Soil should befertile with<br>plenty of organic matter, however, only a small amount of a complete fertilizer should be worked into soil at planting time. Radish mature so fast, about 28 days from planting. I have never felt it necessary to add any additional fertilizer after planting. <br><br>Also make sure the planting bed contains loose, well drained soil so the roots can penetrate the soil easily. Work the soil to at least 6-8 inches deep.

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