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Jun 3, 2020 4:16 PM CST
Cape Cod, MA
this is my first vegetable garden. I just planted these from starters last week and now all the leaves are turning yellow. Any ideas?
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Jun 3, 2020 5:02 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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You radishes are flowering , you will not get eatable radish from these plants , as for the yellowing that is normal for aging plants
It may not be too late to start some new radish from seed if you keep them watered well , depends on your temperatures.(radish are a cool season crop)
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Jun 3, 2020 5:18 PM CST
Cape Cod, MA
is that true of the flowering even with this type of radish? I thought on this type flowering was ok. and if not do you know why they are flowering?
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Jun 3, 2020 6:21 PM CST
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The term is bolting when a cool season crop starts to develop seeds.
it is part of the natural process of the veg .
The root (radish) will become pithy and not great to eat because the plant is now putting it's energy into producing seed.
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Jun 3, 2020 6:23 PM CST
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some people eat the seed pods when the seeds are still green
...or you could let the plants give you seeds and plant again in the fall.
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