|My radishes, carrots, beets, etc. come up with nice healthy tops but the roots(edible portions) do not grow. What is lacking?
|Answer from NGA
March 9, 2010
|Root crops grow best in a deep, loose soil that retains moisture yet is well-draining. Amending your soil with compost or other organic matter will help loosen it. You might want to have your soil tested: root crops do not grow well in very acid soils. The optimum pH range is between 6 and 6.5 for vegetables. Proper watering can make the difference between good production and poor production. Vegetables need at least 1 inch of water from rainfall or irrigation each week during the growing season. Always soak the soil thoroughly when watering. This helps to promote good root development. Hope you have a better harvest this year!
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