Radish spacing

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mamos
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Radish spacing

Post: # 275182Post mamos
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:34 pm

Hi All

I am experimenting with growing things upside down in buckets and then growing another crop in the top of the bucket. I am going to plant Cherry Belle radishes but the packet states the spacing should be 200mm apart :shock:

This means I will only be able to plant about 4 plant in a bucket

This seems a bit over the top to me but what do you think?

How close can I plant them together?

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Re: Radish spacing

Post: # 275185Post Odsox
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:36 pm

I suppose it depends how big you want them to grow.
I like my radishes about half an inch in diameter, so I aim to sow them about an half an inch apart.

EDIT .. I just looked at my seed packet and it says sow them 15 cm apart, so I think your seed packet is a misprint unless you're aiming to grow radishes as big as footballs.
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Re: Radish spacing

Post: # 275186Post mamos
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:00 pm

Thanks odsox

I am going to space them a couple of inches apart and see what happens

Another thing I don't understand is when they state one measurement for between plants in a row and another measurement for the distance between rows. Why should the row be further apart than the plants?

I am not going to be driving a tractor through my plants

Is this just left over from commercial farming practices?

I think I am going to plant them intensely and harvest them often

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Re: Radish spacing

Post: # 275201Post oldjerry
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:42 am

[quote="mamos"]Hi All

I am experimenting with growing things upside down in buckets




I bet even Tony hasn't tried that........!

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Re: Radish spacing

Post: # 275202Post Flo
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:02 am

mamos wrote: Another thing I don't understand is when they state one measurement for between plants in a row and another measurement for the distance between rows. Why should the row be further apart than the plants?
It's a matter of experience - you need space between rows to allow for weeding, watering and harvesting. You also need to allow plants space to develop unless you are growing mini vegetables. Experience and practice and time will tell you what is right for your growing space.

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Re: Radish spacing

Post: # 275208Post Odsox
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:43 am

I agree with Flo, as a rule of thumb small plants that are unlikely to overshadow their neighbours still need a space between the rows slightly larger than the blade of your hoe.
oldjerry wrote:I bet even Tony hasn't tried that........!
You're right Jerry, give me time though I can't do every thing at once ... gotta save something to do for when I retire.
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Re: Radish spacing

Post: # 275236Post mamos
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:43 am

oldjerry wrote:
mamos wrote:Hi All

I am experimenting with growing things upside down in buckets




I bet even Tony hasn't tried that........!
Here is a picture. The one in the bucket is many times the size of the ones planted at the same time in pots.


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