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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/5/2017, 6:41 pm

Diakons are one of my garden favorites. Most of what I harvest end up going into the fermenter.
This year, I'm moving my diakons out of my beds. They're just to powerful and destroy my bottom weed barriers.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/5/2017, 10:09 pm

Yes, I grew both white icicles and Daikons.  Very similar, Daikons larger and a bit milder, but very close!  White icicle juicier, a bit more crisp. Love my radishes!  Can't wait for my first sandwich....butter, salt, radishes.   Yum!
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/5/2017, 11:53 pm

My daikons didn't come up. Sad If we ever get finished with winter, I'll replant.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/6/2017, 4:51 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Love my radishes!  Can't wait for my first sandwich....butter, salt, radishes.   Yum!

I never had a sandwich like that. Huh. Guess I'll have to try it.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/6/2017, 6:54 pm

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@Scorpio Rising wrote:Love my radishes!  Can't wait for my first sandwich....butter, salt, radishes.   Yum!

I never had a sandwich like that.  Huh.  Guess I'll have to try it.  
My parents were Depression kids.  They grew up on egg sandwiches, onion sandwiches, and radish sandwiches!  All had buttered bread, salt, and filling which was a veggie.  Sometimes a cucumber too!    We loved them as kids, it was a Sunday afternoon thing, after dad had a few Pabst Blue Ribbons!  Lol!
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/9/2017, 12:29 pm

@happycamper wrote:I plant 5 per square just like a five on dice.  My only suggestion is that you use a "top hat" or have a very deep bed because they are very long.  
Put a mark on the wall! I'm actually going to plant these per sfg instructions. 5 per square it is! geek (Maybe there's hope for me, yet. Rolling Eyes )
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Post  OhioGardener on 4/27/2019, 4:40 pm

Can't believe how fast the Daikon radishes are growing! They are really enjoying the cool rainy weather we have had ever since the seeds were planted. The plants are already about 3" tall, so it won't be long before we start pulling a radish here and there for salads. The Cherry Belle & Champion Radishes are coming along, too, but not nearly as well as the Daikon are.  Hopefully we'll have enough Daikon radishes this year to make some Radish Pickles. Last year it turned hot too soon, and the radishes just bolted to seed.

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Post  sanderson on 5/1/2019, 3:30 am

What variety of daikon? Must be a smaller variety?

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Post  OhioGardener on 5/1/2019, 8:29 am

@sanderson wrote:What variety of daikon?  Must be a smaller variety?

They aren't very small.  They are Summer Cross No. 3, and they grow about 18" deep if allowed to, but we don't like them that big. We start harvesting when they are about 8" long. Over time we have learned that when the tops are about 8" tall it is time to pull the roots. Last year we made Daikon Chips in the air fryer, and were they ever delicious!

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Post  sanderson on 5/1/2019, 1:59 pm

@OhioGardener wrote: Last year we made Daikon Chips in the air fryer, and were they ever delicious!
Interesting.  Low carb chips!

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Post  OhioGardener on 5/1/2019, 2:28 pm

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@OhioGardener wrote: Last year we made Daikon Chips in the air fryer, and were they ever delicious!
Interesting.  Low carb chips!

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The original recipe for them that came with the air fryer was titled "Low Carb Keto Air Fryer Radish Chips".   There is one problem with them, though - you can't stop eating them!  LOL

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Post  sanderson on 5/2/2019, 12:26 pm

Just may have to break down and buy one. Seems everyone has them.

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/6/2019, 12:17 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Since my spring seeded daikons bolted before a radish was formed, I decided to leave a few plants and let them go to flower & seed and eat the pods like you can do with regular radishes.  I tried a small one and it was crispy like a sugar pea pod but pretty hot. Shocked So I'm waiting til they are bigger and maybe a smidge milder.  The beautiful flowers are actually purple mixed with white but you can't tell that in this photo:
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I have a batch of regular radish flowers going to pod also.  They are a pretty white.  
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I'm radish-impaired. More than half of mine -- any variety -- any season -- any location -- get leggy and don't produce pods, but Hubby loves radishes, and doesn't care how hot they get, so, from now on, I'll let them all go. If they produce radishes, fine. If not, he can eat the pods. happy turtle
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/6/2019, 12:30 pm

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@littlejo wrote:CC, what, if anything, do you do to the radish pods to make them edible?
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I just eat them off the plant, just like I do with pea pods. YUM!Razz

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That's what I wanted to know. thankyou , CC!
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/6/2019, 12:40 pm

CC wrote:I had a terrible time with radishes last year.  Ended up eating the leaves & the seed pods (Yummo, btw).

Hmm, eat the leaves? Really? Gotta learn more about this. My plants are beautiful, but don't usually form bulbs. I always use the leaves for mulch when the plant fails. If Hubby will eat them, that would be awesome!

Update: I tried a couple -- two different sizes -- 2 different varieties. They just tasted like most other greens. Nice to know I have something else to use when I run out of lettuce. Daikon radishes? - Page 4 1280598131
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/6/2019, 12:56 pm

CC wrote: I'll try them again since the are so expensive at the store.

If Mother Nature will cooperate, I'm gonna give them as Christmas presents. Wouldn't that be fun? alrighta
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/6/2019, 1:25 pm

@sanderson wrote:Just may have to break down and buy one.  Seems everyone has them.
We gave ours to our granddaughter. Now I'm gonna have to buy another one, just for radish chips for my diabetic-radish-loving-hubby. hungry
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/6/2019, 1:29 pm

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CC wrote: I'll try them again since the are so expensive at the store.

If Mother Nature will cooperate, I'm gonna give them as Christmas presents. Wouldn't that be fun? alrighta

Never mind. Sad 

CN wrote:Planted mine on 8/28. Only 3 of 8 survived. Harvested 2/14.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/9/2019, 7:30 pm

The Daikon pods are delish!
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/12/2020, 11:40 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:*bump*

Planted daikon last fall.  Poor germination, but I did get two of them.  The tops are starting to get up there and it looks like they may be bolting already.  But ... from sticking my finger in the soil, I can't feel anything like a radish root.  That's a shame, since they've been in the ground since at least October.  And it makes me wonder ... what could I have done any differently?

What makes radishes bulb or not bulb?
I had a similar experience. I planted daikons and Chinese fruit radishes in an SFG bed with carrots last fall. I only got 1 or 2 stunted radish plants, but the carrots are doing fine.
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Post  OhioGardener on 2/12/2020, 12:17 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:I had a similar experience. I planted daikons and Chinese fruit radishes in an SFG bed with carrots last fall. I only got 1 or 2 stunted radish plants, but the carrots are doing fine.

That reminds me, I have to plant the Winter Daikon Radish early next month....  Very Happy

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/12/2020, 2:02 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:I had a similar experience. I planted daikons and Chinese fruit radishes in an SFG bed with carrots last fall. I only got 1 or 2 stunted radish plants, but the carrots are doing fine.

That reminds me, I have to plant the Winter Daikon Radish early next month....  Very Happy
That's part of my problem -- I didn't know the difference, so, when I was successful, I probably planted the right kind at the right time, and when I failed, I probably didn't. Embarassed This time, I will do my homework. study
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Post  yolos on 2/12/2020, 3:01 pm

I just grow the daikon microgreens.  The microgreens taste like radishes but are very mild.  This batch can be harvested now or wait a few more days to have more growth.  These were planted 6 days ago.
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/6/2020, 8:00 am

My Daikons and Fruit radishes failed again -- this time the seeds didn't even sprout. Since my de Jours and Rat's Tails are doing so well, and they're so quick and easy, I think I'll say "never mind" to the Daikons. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  OhioGardener on 3/6/2020, 11:03 am

@countrynaturals wrote:My Daikons and Fruit radishes failed again -- this time the seeds didn't even sprout.

Sad to see that. Daikon radishes seem to be one of the easiest plants for me to grow here - they all seem to sprout in a matter of 3 or 4 days.  I grow the Field Daikon during the winter months, and the Japanese Daikon during the summer months. We are now eating the winter ones we pulled and stored earlier in the winter.

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