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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? beautiful flowers, repels bugs
What are the cons? none
I LOVE these radishes! However I don't eat them. Here's my story... I don't use any chemicals in my garden and I have been fighting squash bugs since the beginning of time. Last year I read that white icicle radishes repel them and so I tried it. I planted about six around each melon/pumpkin/zucchini (although four is plenty) and when I was cleaning out those boxes at the end of summer, I saw maybe six squash bugs total compared to the usual hundreds. An added bonus is that they flower when they go to seed so my garden was gorgeous. They grow fast so if you're using them for the same purpose, be sure to trim them down to about three feet high every other week to give the other plants around them some sun time.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Mild and easy
What are the cons? Not really any
Keeping in mind that this is a cool weather fall radish, it is a mild slower grower. Those getting spicy or bolting radishes are probably growing them in the spring when a faster growing spring variety will be more appropriate. I have heavy clay soil, so experimented this past year with straw bales for some crops until finishing my raised beds. I have to say that they were mostly a huge success. These were planted alongside fall veggies and were surprisingly long when I pulled them at last. We had a long fall this year, but these roots were long and mild and tolerated the cold very well. As a matter of fact, it this unseasonably mild year, I left smaller roots in the garden to see what would happen and they are still there in December. Green and growing. Straw bale growing may not be for everyone, but these grew wonderfully in the rotted bales amended with compost and good organic fertilizer. The foliage crowded out neighboring plants as I didn't account for larger size.
5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? they grow quickly and huge
What are the cons? dont let them go too long
I actually don't like radishes that much, but I grew these mostly to repel pests. They do seem effective for that--haven't had any issues with cucumber beetles and squash bugs like I did last year. They grow SUPER fast into huge white radishes. If you let them go too long the radish root will shrink and they will bolt very high. I let a few go to try to save seed for next year. The flavor is good but pretty spicy. Mine germinated almost 100% so I ended up with way more than I bargained for!
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Easy to grow, fast to germ
What are the cons? Spicey, early to bolt
I got these radishes for my children thinking they were mild. Picked recently early and was too spicey for my children to eat. They love jalepenos and onions so you could imagine I was surprised. If you are looking for this you will ove them but mild they were not.
7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? easy, tolerate cold well
What are the cons? none really
This is a great radish. it germinated well and was easy to care for. tolerated our hot dry utah summer well. i planted in an amended clay soil. can pick early or late - did not affect quality. i got HUGE radishes when left in the ground even when planted intensively close together. great in salads, sopus. i was picking them into early december - probably could have continued if i would have taken a tarp off them promptly after a cold spell :(