Thursday, September 10, 2009

Times Up

Here is an update on the radishes. They are little and I had to pick them because they are far beyond the 21 dtm (days to maturity) stated on the package, and it's been more like 30. When I decided to construct the raised bed, it was the peak of summer and this spot had always been an oven as I recalled. Now, the sun is lower in the sky and there is shade cast a few feet from the wall which covers the bed completely from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm as we move into fall. There is a desire for people to want to use shade cloth in the desert. I believe you would experience diminished results similar to what I am experiencing with my radishes.

So here are the radishes that have been planted in full sun. I will keep you posted on the actually dtm so that we use this to continue the topic of the shade cloth delimma . (btw, the radishes tasted fine, but I wouldn't recommend them with coffee!)

Thanks for visiting! To all of my gardening friends, carry on and hurry back!


  1. I love radishes! Never tried to grow them in fall. Maybe, next year. Good luck to you!

  2. Tatyana, We are just now starting fall gardening and it is still 104 degrees. From today we have about 70 days until mid Nov. so everyone is buzzing!