Radish

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two categories:  European ball tupe and Asian radishes

Daikon radishes – asian radishes white fleshed with a mild sweet flavour.  more versatile than the European radish

can be grated into salads, steamed, stirfried, pickled, put in casseroles and dipping sauces

leaves on daikon also edible and can be added to sitr frys and soups and salads

european radishes are fast growing

Daikon like deep friable fertile soil that is free draingin. \keep soil moist in hot dry weather

eat european radishs young before they become sharp and woody.  Daikon however stay crisp and tender for up to a month.

Rat-tailed radish has edible seed pods. – use raw in salads or in stir fries

Growing

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Problems

Black Root – more common in warm weather with moist soil. Improve drainage. Practice crop rotation.

Club Root – deformed roots. Add lime to the soil. Ensure good drainage. Crop rotation (7 years)

Pests

Aphids – plant wilts, leaves puckered and distorted. Insects under leaves or on new growth. Water regularly in dry weather.

Caterpillars – holes in leaves

Companion Planting

Climbing Beans, Carrots, Chervil, Corn, Cumber, Lettuce, Marjoram, Nasturtiums, Parsnip