Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
skinny turnips & radishes Toplef10skinny turnips & radishes 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

skinny turnips & radishes I22gcj10skinny turnips & radishes 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by OhioGardener Today at 8:43 am

» Lettuce & Greens always bitter
by GloriaG Yesterday at 9:33 pm

» The SFG journey-Shade cloth removal
by GloriaG Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» N&C Midwest: September 2020 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:07 pm

» Late season Planting?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 am

» Quick Fall Crops
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:31 am

» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by Scorpio Rising 9/16/2020, 10:30 am

» South West Gal returns to SQF
by AtlantaMarie 9/15/2020, 7:20 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by Scorpio Rising 9/13/2020, 12:36 pm

» Fire Season
by TCgardening 9/13/2020, 9:35 am

» Eddie Willers 1st rookie mistake, what to do?
by TCgardening 9/13/2020, 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 9/11/2020, 10:25 am

» Fall Pollinators
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 4:19 pm

» New to SFG in Michigan 6a
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 3:32 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 3:26 pm

» How much compost do I need?
by sanderson 9/10/2020, 2:32 am

» Old New Guy
by TCgardening 9/8/2020, 2:45 pm

» Greetings from Central Florida
by TCgardening 9/8/2020, 2:43 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by Scorpio Rising 9/7/2020, 2:50 pm

» New England, September, 2020
by Scorpio Rising 9/6/2020, 10:55 am

» Ediblegardengirl's post about square foot gardening
by Scorpio Rising 9/4/2020, 9:22 am

» Monthly Avatar: September, Show Off Your Garden Harvest!
by Scorpio Rising 9/3/2020, 9:32 am

» beneficial nematodes
by OhioGardener 9/2/2020, 9:22 pm

» To Replace or Amend current soil
by OhioGardener 9/2/2020, 10:47 am

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by RJARPCGP 9/2/2020, 5:00 am

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by sanderson 9/2/2020, 4:34 am

» Hot & Sweet Jalapeno Mustard
by Scorpio Rising 9/1/2020, 10:39 am

» Eddie Willers Rookie Mistake #3, not knowing what I have...
by Scorpio Rising 9/1/2020, 10:37 am

» Eddie Willers rookie mistake #2. Zucchini
by Scorpio Rising 9/1/2020, 10:26 am

» Steam canning?
by sanderson 8/31/2020, 3:12 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

skinny turnips & radishes

Go down

skinny turnips & radishes Empty skinny turnips & radishes

Post  rusky on 7/25/2010, 8:52 pm

Hi -- I'm a first-time gardener here. Why are most of my radishes and all of my turnips so skinny? They seem to have good foliage. Some of them had some little eggs under the leaves. We used Mel's Mix as in the book. We've had a ton of rain this summer here in Madison, WI. People who garden say everything is 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

Thanks for any advice!
avatar
rusky

Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-07-25
Location : madison wi

Back to top Go down

skinny turnips & radishes Empty Re: skinny turnips & radishes

Post  WardinWake on 7/31/2010, 10:26 pm

@rusky wrote:Hi -- I'm a first-time gardener here. Why are most of my radishes and all of my turnips so skinny? They seem to have good foliage. Some of them had some little eggs under the leaves. We used Mel's Mix as in the book. We've had a ton of rain this summer here in Madison, WI. People who garden say everything is 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

Thanks for any advice!

Howdy Rusky and welcome to the SFG forum.

From what I have experienced in the past skinny turnips and radishes can be caused by to much heat or days that are to long. As the year progresses the plants will put more of their energy into producing seed instead of developing a bulb type root. Radishes and greens are generally planted in the early spring and late summer when the days are shorter and cooler. When did you plant?

Turnips and some radishes can be planted now for a fall crop. Most in the greens family will develop better flavor after the first frost as long as it is not a real "killer" frost.


God Bless, Ward and Mary.
WardinWake
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 70
Location : Wake, VA

Back to top Go down

skinny turnips & radishes Empty Re: skinny turnips & radishes

Post  glasgrl on 7/31/2010, 11:11 pm

Hi, Rusky!

For this, I am coming out of lurking and finally making my first post. Very Happy

I, too, am in Madison and experiencing the same thing you are. My first batch of radishes were pretty nice. They could have been larger, but I was happy with them.

Everything since is just red roots! My last three batches had no size at all. Nice foliage, though. I've decided not to plant any more radishes this year. We have had so much rain here and it's been quite hot lately (you know it's hot when the cicadas are singing already early in the morning). Great for some things (the cucumbers are just ridiculous) but not our poor radishes. :scratch:

-Michelle
glasgrl
glasgrl

Posts : 44
Join date : 2010-07-31
Location : Madison, WI

Back to top Go down

skinny turnips & radishes Empty Re: skinny turnips & radishes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum