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Questions About Radishes

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 28, 2019

Q. Radish large globular, red, white center

Would like to know what they are called. I was told Grandfather radish. Size of a hardball.
Is that proper name?  Where can i get them for me to grow? Nobody seems to know, but I see them certain times of the season.  I love them–just like eating an apple with some spark to them.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 28, 2019
Certified Expert
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Unfortunately, there are very many varieties that will have this growth type. I would not be able to tell you an exact variety. Most of the giant radishes will match this description. I would check somewhere with heirloom seeds to find something that isn't quite common, if you suspect it to be an older variety.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 12, 2019

Q. Radishes- part identification

Hi,
Can you identify from the attached photo what I’m seeing erupting beside my radish green parts, are these the radishes or something else? What is that little waterdrop-that I see? Sorry to be so dunce, I am a complete novice and I started an herb and vegetable container garden in my tiny courtyard. The radishes I planted from seed are a White Icicle-Rábano. I have looked all over google and youtube and can’t find an answer. I don’t know if I should be happy or terrified of these little eruptions.
Thank you for your assistance

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 13, 2019
Certified Expert
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Those are mushrooms! They will not, usually, harm the plants, as they only consume decaying, and dead matter. It is unclear what type that they are, as they are still very young, so please have caution around pets or children.

You may remove them, or you can leave them. They do serve a beneficial function to the soil, and I usually leave them to do so. Otherwise, everything looks healthy, and looks like they are happy where they are.

This article will help you in caring for these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/radish/tips-how-plant-radish.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2019

Q. Radish double bulbs

Why do my radishes grow double bulbs?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 17, 2019
Certified Expert
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Radishes like cool weather, but it needs to be warm and wet enough for them to fill out before the weather really heats up. Changes in temps are the likely cause.

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Asked by
Trout on
June 18, 2019
Lake Stevens, Washington 98258

Q. why are my Radishes small and very hot? Tops are almost ready to go to seed.

My radishes are very small. The tops are large and healthy, almost to seed. Radish is small and very hot to taste. Soil is sandy topsoil with mixed in peat. Water is applied every day if requied. The garden is in direct sun for about 3/4 of the day. Fertilizer, liquid Miraclegrow 7 to 10 days.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 19, 2019
Certified Expert
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There can be a few reasons for this and this article will help you access the care.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/radish/radish-does-not-form-bulbs.htm

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