So…I planted champion radishes a good while ago on May 22nd. According to the literature, the radishes should be ready in 28 days or so. Yah. Not. My radishes aren’t, you know, radishing - they’re growing like weeds, lots of leaves, but no radishes, just a thin root. No bulbing, no yummy radish goodness, nada.
We’ve been having good weather, sunny, warmish (mostly upper 70s, little humidity, only a coupla really killer, hot humid days), rain’s been adequate (tho’ I water most days we don’t have rain, aiming to give the whole garden an inch of water a week), soil’s been praised as excellent (tho’ I didn’t fertilize) with good drainage, mulched with cocoa shells, everything seems good, but isn’t. My tomatoes are tomatoing, the jalapenos have flowers, the green onions are doing well, the lettuce is finally thriving, broccoli looks good, but no radishes (just lots of leaves). Well after the time that I should have them.
I have thinned them, twice, in case that was the problem. And the area they’re in is slightly more shaded than the rest - perhaps more sun is what they need?
Ideas? Or is the literature just wrong?