Radish help - small straight root


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Hi all,

My first attempt at growing radish from seed has proved mixed results.

I'm now well over the packet-suggested 25 day harvest time. I've harvested a few small 'cherry sized' and a couple of nice large ones.

But mainly I have just the straight roots as shown in the attached picture with good foliage.

Any help as to where I might have gone wrong? Direct sewn, I don't feel they were too close together, around 2" spacing as per the packet. Ample watering, raised bed with lots of organic compost and Trifecta + added in the spring (5-10-4). A good 6 - 7 hours sun.

Also, shall I just pull all these up and put this crop down to a loss? It feels like they aren't going to fatten up into a good radish shape now!

Thanks,
Thomas.
 

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Radish are about the easiest veggie to grow...but they do need relatively cool temperatures. I noticed you are in zone 10b...that's generally too hot for radishes except fall and winter. I can only grow them here in zone 8 in fall/winter....just too hot otherwise for them to make a bulb.
 
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Radish are about the easiest veggie to grow...but they do need relatively cool temperatures. I noticed you are in zone 10b...that's generally too hot for radishes except fall and winter. I can only grow them here in zone 8 in fall/winter....just too hot otherwise for them to make a bulb.
Ah ok, that would be it then! On top of a zone 10b summer we had a record heatwave!

I'll wait for it to cool down further and give them another go.

Thanks!
 

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