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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/28/2016, 8:37 pm

@Robbomb116 wrote:Thinned my radishes today.   Put the seedlings in a salad.  Officially the first thing I've eaten from my garden!
Rob, they tasted amazing!? Right?  I love radish seedlings!  

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/28/2016, 10:07 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@Robbomb116 wrote:Thinned my radishes today.   Put the seedlings in a salad.  Officially the first thing I've eaten from my garden!
Rob, they tasted amazing!? Right?  I love radish seedlings!  

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WHAT? Nobody told me we could do that and I always threw mine away. NEVER AGAIN!  Mad

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Post  landarch on 8/29/2016, 3:12 pm

I think radish seedlings are offered in micro-green mixes...I know I've seen them listed in Johnny's Seed micro-green pages.

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Post  yolos on 8/29/2016, 4:50 pm

@landarch wrote:I think radish seedlings are offered in micro-green mixes...I know I've seen them listed in Johnny's Seed micro-green pages.
One of my favorite micro-greens is daikon radish.

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Post  landarch on 8/29/2016, 7:08 pm

I've also been reading about radishes making for a good cover crop...especially long daikon varieties that can help aerate heavy soils up to 24" or so...I think this is called bio-rilling.  Radishes can also deter root nematodes...and radish litter can be a good source of nitrogen for the spring garden.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/29/2016, 7:41 pm

They are planted around here late fall.  In the late winter, when it thaws and you get a whiff of the dying/dead decomposing radishes, it smells like roadkill!  This is acres and acres I am talking about!  

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Post  yolos on 8/29/2016, 11:22 pm

@landarch wrote:I've also been reading about radishes making for a good cover crop...especially long daikon varieties that can help aerate heavy soils up to 24" or so...I think this is called bio-rilling.  Radishes can also deter root nematodes...and radish litter can be a good source of nitrogen for the spring garden.
Last fall I planted Daikon Radishes in a small part of my garden that is not 100% MM.  I was trying to get the radishes to burrow down into the clay below the bed. Unfortunately, I either planted it too late in the fall or my clay under the bed was just to hard to penetrate because the radishes did not go down into the clay.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/30/2016, 8:48 pm

In our area, it is planted to break up the clay hard pan soil and amend.  Actual farmland....

Blacktail Mountain melon update, harvested my one and only melon from 2 plants.....hmmm.  It was dense, bowling ball sized.  Very sweet but very seedy.  Very.  Seedy.  I will try one more time but IDK.   



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