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Planted sukurajima mammoth radishes the first week of August, as well as 14 others, and since the warm weather persisted here in Zone 5 Wisconsin, the radishes kept right on growing right up to this first hard hard freeze. I have been stuffing myself with fresh radishes since!

 
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Rick Have you tried leaving some of the smaller ones in the soil to see if they would overwinter?
 
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Wyomiles Hogan wrote:Rick Have you tried leaving some of the smaller ones in the soil to see if they would overwinter?



No. Do you think they will be good in the spring? Or maybe go to seed the next year? I have thought about covering with a foot of hay to extend it out, but we eat on them so heavily throughout the fall that there is normally none left!
 
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Where can I get some seeds for those? I grew tillage radishes this year and they did really well (I'm in WI too), so I'd like to try these. I did a search, but can't find seeds for the kind you grew.
 
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I bought them here, I think 7 years ago. Almost out, so I might order more this year too.

http://www.kitazawaseed.com/
 
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Thanks, I'm going to try some.
 
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thank you for sharing the video rick i love some of those radishes, the large ones and the black spanish ones are a particularly interesting, and an extra thanks for sahring the link for the seed company, ive been collecting seed company links for quite some time now:)


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Hey Rick. I think you need a bigger radish bucket.
 
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John Polk wrote:Hey Rick. I think you need a bigger radish bucket.



That is a good problem!
 
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Talking about radishes always makes me think about how many people don't know this tidbit: Eat the Greens! Cook them up any way you would turnip or mustard greens. Especially good in curry/stir-fry, etc. And, grown not for roots but just for greens, they are FAST!!
 
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I cut that radish up in this video:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w1QABgSBpg
 
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