My friend Lava had extra radishes she grew and since I didn’t grow any and it is getting hot and the radishes bolt, she told me to go over to her garden and pull some. To my surprise I found some very large wierd shapes. Here are a few of them.
This one on the left had split and looked like a Tim Burton character. I added some cloves for eyes and nostrils but it was already there just waiting for my imagination to enhance it. I like the roots for hair.
Cracking in a radish indicates it is over-mature and will probably be bitter but this one was too much fun to care.
The one below on the right looks like a butt. She got booty! Amazing what a radish can create (at least in my mind). Need I say more…
Radishes can split if they get watered inconsistently or with a sudden rain storm.
Radishes are also a deterrent against some pests such as cucumber beetles and carrot rust flies. They are a good organic pest control if planted around veggies that get those pests.
Jannine: What am I doing wrong on radishes? I planted them a couple of times this year, thinned them, got some good radishes, but more skinny ones. I’d had my soil tested this year, had little N, but plenty of P & K. I planted and used fish emulsion for a quick shot, then blood meal for more N. Do you plant a certain variety? Any other suggestions?
Not sure what may have happen to you this season with your radishes. I plant many varieties-what varieties did you plant?