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How to Grow a Giant Radish

In 2013 we grew a radish weighing 6.8kg.  Find out below how we did it

The radish was grown in an unheated greenhouse.  A barrel was placed on top of a raised bed and this was filled with sand.

 

 

The 6" pipe pictured to the right hand side of the picture was used to core a hole into the sand.  This was then filled with a mix of vermiculite, perlite and multi purpose compost. 

Slow release nitrogen and osmocote was mixed into the compost.

The radish were planted directly into the compost at the start of July.  Dependent on the weather there it'll take around 100 days for the radish to reach its potential.

The radish was then covered with enviromesh and watered as needed.

 

Be careful to avoid over watering as this will cause the radish to split and potentially rot away.  Try to take away the yellowing leaves as these will cause the radish to rot. 

We do not feed our radish as we place sufficient feed into the growing medium

Below is a picture of the radish at the Malvern Autumn Show in 2013

 

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