Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Today at 5:00 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver Today at 4:56 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Today at 3:53 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 3:48 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR Today at 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 2:40 pm

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:36 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:44 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by SwampTroll Today at 1:20 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson Today at 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Today at 1:04 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal Today at 12:37 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:37 am

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:18 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:12 am

» Water....
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:45 am

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal Today at 7:10 am

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid Today at 6:58 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:58 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:54 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:55 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:47 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR 8/15/2017, 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos 8/15/2017, 8:53 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:17 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:38 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Experiment: Radishes in Peat Pellets

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Experiment: Radishes in Peat Pellets

Post  acara on 2/12/2011, 9:40 am

After the newb radish fiasco last fall, I decided to see what would happen if I actually left the radishes in the peat pellets.

End result after 40 days ...EPIC FAIL

It seems the radish DOES NOT have enough "umph" to get out of the mesh wrapping & the end result is the development os forced above-ground, resulting in severely undersized/malformed buld. Additionally, about 50% of the crop suffered splitting.

Short story .... evidently you can start them in peat pellets, but you need to cut off the mesh & transplant after the first week.
avatar
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 47
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Experiment: Radishes in Peat Pellets

Post  Megan on 2/12/2011, 9:43 am

Or, maybe it just wants to be planted direct. Wink

Many common radishes aren't much bigger than a pellet, and that is probably the problem... it's not getting any bigger, so it doesn't try to bust out.

I am going to try a large radish this fall and see how that goes. I want to try some of Blackrose's radish chips!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Experiment: Radishes in Peat Pellets

Post  boffer on 2/12/2011, 9:55 am

Hopefully the mourning period won't be too long, and you'll soon be ready to try again!

I just wanted to point out that it can be normal for the bulb to develop above ground. 3/4 's of the bulb exposed is not uncommon.

I haven't tried transplanting radishes; I would think the taproot wouldn't fare well.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Experiment: Radishes in Peat Pellets

Post  camprn on 2/12/2011, 11:41 am

@acara wrote:It seems the radish DOES NOT have enough "umph" to get out of the mesh wrapping
When I used mesh wrapped pellets, I ALWAYS removed the mesh when transplanting. Peat pots that have no mesh will allow for root growth through the side of the pot.

I do not use the pellets any more because of the extra expense and the added step of mesh removal.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Experiment: Radishes in Peat Pellets

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum