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Split radishes - why?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Split radishes - why? Reply with quote

Am I the only gardener in Ireland who can't grow the humble radish? Mine are splitting, can anyone tell me why? Would post a photo but haven't worked out how yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much water.


Maybe it might have rained a bit.....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you - I suppose that makes sense as I feel fit to burst every time I see more rain!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it has to do with rain alright but more to do with the soil around the radishes going from dry to wet, dry to wet rapidly. Sort of infrequent irrigation.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: bursting radishes ... Reply with quote

Although we have had almost constant rain the soil is on the sandy side so that is also a possibility. Thank you for reply.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Dig in lots of waterholding compost to prevent this happening next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do, thank you!
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