Return to the Hydroponics Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Radishes

Posted by chadg (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 12, 08 at 10:42

What kind of growing media would you recommend to grow radishes hydroponically? The clay balls?

I was thinking of doing a floating raft system and putting a cool-whip or medium size tupper ware container filled with clay balls in the raft.

If anyone has done radishes let me know how you did it.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Radishes

Perlite works well. Seal a net pot with a piece of tissue paper and fill it with perlite. Then into the raft.

Good luck


 o
RE: Radishes

Clay balls aren't ideal for root crops. I'd use something smaller and tighter like perlite/vermiculite, or even sand.

I'd say a ebb/flow or drip irrigation system using sand would probably work best, I think that's how they do it commerically.


 o
RE: Radishes

I grow them in the three ounce plastic bathroom cups from the supermarket. A dozen holes dripped in the bottom and filled with Coir. I set the cups in styrofoam rafts floated over a bubbler. Starting the seeds in a wet coffee filter gives them a good start.


 o
RE: Radishes

Hi Chadg,

This post was edited by marklucas on Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 0:35


 o
RE: Radishes

Hi Chadg, you can grow radish crop with the ‘Ebb & Flow’ system. In this, you can grow radish hydroponically using a tub or a tray filled with sterile growing medium. The growing medium is then regularly flooded with nutrient solution.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Hydroponics Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here