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Daikon radish

Posted by greengrass1 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 20, 10 at 15:29

Anybody grow daikon? The package says plant late summer for fall harvest. I was planning to plant 1st seek in aug. Do you think that I should get crop going now.? Does it take 60 days to maturity like pkg says or longer? Any growing tips would be appreciated.


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RE: Daikon radish

Different variety of daikon are very different in growing time. You did not say what variety you have so no can answer.


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Daikon Miyashige.


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Yes, Miyashige has about the same time interval as a standard turnip. Especially with fall planting consider 60 days as a minimum. I grow Summer Cross planted the last week in August, but you have a considerably shorter season. I would plant as soon as it is cool enough for them to germinate.


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Thanks. Picked my cabbage end of Oct last yr. So if I consider 60 days as a minimum then hopefully I will have couple weeks in Oct for extra growth. I plan to add some radish with cabbage for sauerkraut as well as to try in some cooking.


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I have grown daikon, in bags b/c we have heavy clay soil. One tip is to take care not too give the plants too much nitrogen, which can lead to hairy and/or forked roots.


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How do you grow a daikon in a bag. Can you explain that a bit. what kind of bag and is it laying down or standing up. how many in a bag. do you buy bags of soil etc etc.

the daikon is kind of long so the bag must be pretty deep.


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I'd love to grow daikon but although my soil is quite deep I have a lot of rocks in it. This area was once a rocky beach a million or so years ago and the rocks are still here. They cause branching, deformed roots. I've heard of a ball type but i haven't seen the seeds for sale.


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Daikon is absolutely fantastic.... my favorite, by far. I'm sharing a link to "Radish Garden" below, if you're interested in seeing the recipes, how-to's, etc.

Here is a link that might be useful: Radish Garden - Healthy Snacks, Recipes, Growing & Preservation


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