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daikon in containers?

Posted by kawaiineko_gardener 5a ( on
Tue, Feb 8, 11 at 13:38

I'm wondering if this is feasible, mainly because the root of daikon is so much longer than typical red radishes.

If so, what size container would you use and how many radishes (maximum amount without overcrowding) could this size container hold? Please specify this information in either the diameter of the rim of the pot (8", 10", etc.) or in the capacity of what it could hold (in quarts or gallons.....1 qt., 1 gallon, etc.)

What would the depth of the container in inches need to be if this is feasible?

I'm not trying to come off as 'demanding' and apologize if it comes off that way, as this isn't my intent. However many times people don't like it when I'm vague in the info I request, so I'm being specific in the questions I'm asking.

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RE: daikon in containers?

I just grew this in a container and it did quite well and grew very quickly. Make sure the container is at taller than 12" because it can grow that long.

RE: daikon in containers?

Thank you for the advice, but I'm a little confused.

You said the container should be at least 12" tall. However I'm not sure what this means. Are you referring to the height and length of the container, or the depth (how in it has to be 12" deep). Or are you referring to all three of what I just listed having a minimum of 12" (length, height, and depth).

I was just planning on growing daikon in circular potters. What should the diameter of the rim need to be (12", 14", etc.)

RE: daikon in containers?

The radish can grow to 12" long so you need a pot at least that deep so the roots will have room to grow. There are shorter varieties too.

The diameter of the pot is not so important as having a deep pot.

I think you will be fine spacing your plants 4-6 inches apart.

Use fine textured soil with no rocks or solid chunks which can make the roots not grow straight.

RE: daikon in containers?

kvenkat is right. The pots should be at least 12" deep. Daikon is about 3-4" diameter so 4-6" apart should be fine. They grow like a long, fat carrot.

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