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JoshH
May 25, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Hi,
I was wondering if some special additive placed in the soil would help radishes to grow better, like a type of worm or wood, egg shell....

Thank you
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DaisyI
May 25, 2016 2:03 PM CST
Hi Josh, Welcome! to NGA

As radishes grow from seed to maturity in 30 days, how much faster do you want them to grow? You don't say where you live but heat, sun and water are all they really need.

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May 25, 2016 2:08 PM CST
DaisyI said:Hi Josh, Welcome! to NGA

As radishes grow from seed to maturity in 30 days, how much faster do you want them to grow? You don't say where you live but heat, sun and water are all they really need.

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Weedwhacker
May 25, 2016 4:09 PM CST
Welcome to Garden.org, @JoshH !

Knowing where you are located would be helpful -- in my experience, radishes actually grow better when the weather is somewhat on the cool side, and not all that well when it gets really hot. And, they definitely need plenty of water, and - like root crops in general - prefer a fairly loose soil for the best growth. Smiling
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Jun 1, 2016 12:05 PM CST
When I plant radishes for eating most get a bulb as they should.
Now some never form a real bulb but more of a stem.

If I broadcast some as I have more seed than I need and hope maybe a few will take root and I might get a few more, of those, ninety percent never bulb but grow and flower and form seed pods.
The pods are actually good eating but why is it that formally planted ones do what they are supposed to do and those broad cast over an are, till soil not hard ground mostly do not.

As an aside good insects love radish flowers.

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