scott7876 said:Hi All:
Anyone know what causes this? The leaves on my radishes are nice, but the radish itself is very small. I am near Phoenix, AZ. They are grown in a raised bed with commercial garden soil and my own compost. They were grown from seed, and the same thing happened when I planted in the spring, before it gets too hot here. They have been in the ground for about 3-4 weeks. Too early to harvest yet? The leaves are about 6 inches high, as is the long root, and the radish itself is about an inch or less.
scott7876 said:Thanks for the responses, folks. Ill let them go a while longer and see how they do, I have a hunch they will bolt before they mature, but we'll see I guess. It has been cool, so heat isn't the issue. They are about 2 inches apart, And the variety is "sparkler" a globe type, and I think I planted a half row of the longer type, I don't have that package anymore. That taproot on the one I posted the picture of is about six inches long, which seems long to me. I water them daily, as we haven't had much rain here in the desert!
What do you consider cool in Arizona?
It is the ground temp. just as much, if not more than the air temp.
scott7876 said:Well, its been in the low to mid 60s/and down to around 40 or so at nite, maybe a bit cooler for nightly lows from time to time. Downright frigid!! :)