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SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9317009

We found this going in one of the garden beds. I pulled it today and it's four times the size showing in the photo. Any idea what it is?

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NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9317134

Looks like a radish to me?
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9317211

We just cut it open. It smells like a radish. It's 3.5 lbs.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9320010

Cool! I look giat vegetables! =)

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2012
9:43 AM

Post #9323599

Did you plant Daikon radishes? chuckle- they are used as a cover crop because of their ability to 'till the soil'
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9323622

No. We just planted our first cover crop in another bed. It's rye.

BTW - When we cut it open it was hallow in the center.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9323635

I keep getting kicked when I try to post. You are misunderstanding me

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9323636

Daikon radish has a long white root. It is used as a cover crop with 100% winter kill after a freeze that is also an edible compostable plant

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9323637

It is also a 'nurse plant crop' that repels bugs close to other desirable plants in your summer garden, the pithy/hollow root is from rapid growth without sufficient water as well as simply grown too old
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9323850

I have read about daikon radishes and have purchased some (minus the greens) from the market. We have not knowingly planted any. It is possible that a daikon seed was in some of the items that we seeded into the bed this spring.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9323898

Quite possible!

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