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Old January 25, 2018   #46
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Yes, pick them as soon as they get plump.

I once tried the "rat tail" radish that is supposed to be for pod production, but they were terribly tough. Regular radishes did much better.

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Old January 25, 2018   #47
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These Daikon Tillage radishes are for a winter cover crop that is left to rot in the ground.The holes left after they are gone helps the soil warm and drain faster.That's the way it's supposed to work for a no till garden.I'll know if that's true in a few months.
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These Daikon Tillage radishes are for a winter cover crop that is left to rot in the ground.The holes left after they are gone helps the soil warm and drain faster.That's the way it's supposed to work for a no till garden.I'll know if that's true in a few months.
Any update? How’d they do?
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Old January 1, 2019   #49
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Just saw this,We have had a very mild winter so far.I did look at them today and they are smaller than last year due to my late planting.I still have plenty of foliage and can't tell just how large they got.It's after they decompose and the holes are visible then I'll see the results.I did plant with the radishes, hairy vetch that will start to grow again when the temps get into the 40's.That should be in late March.It should help keep the ground from cracking on the surface.I'll mow the vetch to kill it around the first of May and plant around Memorial Day.I'll take some pictures in the spring after the radishes decompose.

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