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Melissa Mead View Drop Down
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    Posted: 26 June 2011 at 13:26

I just had a salad made with all (except the dressing) things from my own garden: Leaf lettuce, baby romaine, spinach, dill, at least 2 kinds of basil (the sweet, lemon and lime have all grown so much the boundaries have blurred), thyme, chives, garlic chives, nasturtium leaves, kohlrabi greens, baby green beans, raspberries and blackberries, dressed with extra-virgin olive oil, raspberry balsamic vinegar, and a dash of Florida pepper.

 

My radishes failed again, but even without them, yum!

Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I always get tall plants with stringy inedible roots, even when I fertilize them.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2011 at 15:46

no idea about the radishes... some kind of blight? you try nets/ pesticides/ greenhouse... i dunno i have never tried growing them... your salad sounds great your garden sounds class

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They look healthy otherwise, though. It's weird.

Thanks! I have a teeny garden and half a dozen plants in pots, but they're doing really well this year.
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melissa - not sure about your radishes. we planted some last year and they were huge. not sure why, but difinitely something was done right ~
the only thing i can' think of is that it might have something to do with the depth of planting or maybe the soil itself. was it tilled well?
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I thought so at the time.
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i've got a couple of gardening books and will see if they list any possible explanations!
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From what I've read, most likely I planted them too close together or they got too hot.
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