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New Post 11/3/2010 11:03 AM
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  cobaltcat
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Growing Root Crops like radishes, beets, turnips  (United States)

I am looking for help growing radishes, beets and other root crops.  I am getting very nice tops but no roots to eat!!  Is this not possible in the Tampa Bay area?  I had the soil tested and needed potassium which was added along with microorganisms and trace minerals, but to no avail.  Just ripped out all the tops yesterday and today planted again much deeper thinking that would help.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
New Post 10/22/2013 1:37 PM
  armbml
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Re: Growing Root Crops like radishes, beets, turnips  (United States)

I live in the Melbourne area, east coast and have had the same result. I'm container gardening due to lousy fill soil in the area. I've tried radish, beet, kohlrabi. I've tried all of these 5-6 different times, spring & fall and no luck. I guess we're overall too hot. We've gardened in Iowa, Wisconsin & Montana and slways had great root crops.

 
New Post 5/9/2014 9:35 AM
  andreabnj
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Re: Growing Root Crops like radishes, beets, turnips  (United States)

I am in Palm Beach County, I tried growing things in the ground to no avail due to the nematodes and diseases in our soil. Once I switched to all container gardenning and organic techniques, I get a bumper crop of radishes, not much luck with carrots or potatoes yet, still working on it. Home Depot sells galvanized wash tubs in a set of 3 that are perfect for growing in. They are large enough and deep enough to produce quite well and right now are only $21 for a set of three.

 
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