you please tell me why some radish plants fail to produce edible
roots even though others in the same row and from the same seed
packet swell up splendidly. The leaves are the same, whether they
produce actual radishes or not.
are usually an easy vegetable to grow. However, they can sometimes
be hard to grow when conditions are hot and dry. The swelling of
the roots is often not great, and they can become woody and peppery
tasting. Also, watch your watering at this time of year. Erratic
watering can also lead to the poor growth of plants during the hot
summer. Some plants are simply more susceptible than others.
Gardener, Issue 93, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.