Help, I can't grow Radishes anymore
maybe someone has some tipps for me.
We moved 3 years ago to Eugene,OR. So I am new to Oregon gardening, and probably have lots to learn. This is my 4th different growing climate, after Germany, Southern California, Raleigh, NC and now here.
I used to grow Radishes just fine, even in San Bernardino, CA I didn't have problems growing them, although it got hot early in the season.
First I grew them on the side of the house, which didn't get full sun for the most part of the area, actually lot of the area was somewhat shaded by a huge Magnolia Tree and overhang. But that's where the former owners had a vegetable area.
Didn't have much luck, they got some leaves, sat there and eventually just shot up and made flowers. Never bulbed.
The area got new compost dirt from a local compost supplier, and had regular watering, all on a timer.
Okay, then I moved the Veggie garden this year to a new, huge sunny area, a small part is for a few hours semi shady, because of some trees from a neighbor, but mostly it is nicely sunny. The area not only got new dirt(part good gardensoil mix-part well composted chicken manure) it also has high raised beds (we had to build retaining walls to make a flat garden area), it got again water on a timer, I make my own all organic fertilizer, which I put on before I planted the seeds, and then again more halfway through. I still didn't get any radishes, the few I pulled, were tiny and were bitter/hot.
This is my 3rd year trying to grow them in Oregon, I am ready to give up. Is there some mystery to growing Radishes in Oregon, special conditions I am not aware off.
I see beautiful Radishes on the Farmers market, so I don't understand why they won't even get halfway to the ones the farmers grow.
At least my Salad grew great this year, in fact I never had Lettuce for as long as here. We harvested the last one in End of July, and already are again into Salad.
Love to learn about my new garden zone