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Cover Crop Radish Research reveals interesting data and information

In the summer of 2010 I entered a number of “cover crop” radishes into research plots in Michigan and Minnesota.  Some of the products I entered were given to me from a supplier in Oregon. They had collected seed samples from Europe that had been touted as cover crop worthy.  They weren’t. Fortunately those varieties […]

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May planted Radish Plot final results 8/4/2010

It’s been 10 1/2 weeks since I planted my Radish test plot in my garden.  I have recorded photos and reports in previous posts and now this is the “FINAL JUDGMENT” of the different varieties that were included this spring.  I’ll report mainly via photos and captions.  Just a reminder, about 5 weeks ago I […]

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Cover Crop Radish – Rate Per Acre

In my cover crop radish plot I have thinned some rows to 4″ between plants and in two rows I have left them thick (I figure I’m at the 12-15#/acre range). After 6 weeks there are some pretty telling signs that 12-15#/acre is too thick and possibly a waste of money.  Most of the varieties […]

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Cover Crop Radish Plot from July 10, 2010

My cover crop radish plot was planted on May 29, 2010 and now 6 weeks later we can see some characteristics even different from 2 weeks ago.  A variety that was 8-9″ deep 2 weeks ago still appears to have that same depth.  Another that I called “Stubby” is now looking quite interesting!  Yet another […]

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How deep can radish roots go?

After 6 weeks my GroundHog Radish is around 12″ deep and 1″ in circumference at the top.  How deep can radish roots go?  Because we need to know things like that I have been doing quite a bit of research.  The attached chart shows how deep some radishes can go…over 4 feet deep!  WOW!

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Radish Plot Report from June 26

I planted a cover crop Radish plot over Memorial Day Weekend (5/29) in my garden plot.  I have 5 varieties in the plot from around the world.  My goal is to see what differences there are in the different Radishes being sold in the USA for cover crops.  I replicated the plots so that each […]

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Cover Crop Radishes – differences in varieties

On May 29th I planted 6 different cover crop radish varieties in a plot.  In those 16 days we’ve had good moisture, and I did apply some 30-0-5 fertilizer around 60 days ago (with slow release N).  I had to thin the plots to have 1 radish per 4″ (recommended distance between radishes by those […]

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