How to grow radish in a bag?


Somebody mentioned to me that they used to grow radish in a plastic bag and that it was really easy. Could someone tell me how to do this? I want to try it

Posted by: Krissie (1 point) Krissie
Posted: April 10, 2013


Any bag will do just be mindful of the bags surface being in direct sunlight as things warm up. Most plants wont appreciate if their root temperatures getting to the point of cooking (side of the bags get too hot from direct sunlight). So place your sack out of direct sunlight while allowing the seedlings leaves to get the light or place the bags behind something to deflect the excess sunlight (blocking light from the bag not from the plant). Though that same sunlight can help you create a warmer micro climate to germinate some seeds earlier by warming the soil.

A nice site with innovative "grow bags" http://www.globalbuckets.org/p/grow-b...

Good luck update us with your plan and hopefully success.

Posted by: Wurgulf (45 points) Wurgulf
Posted: April 11, 2013

Wurgulf commented,
I forgot to mention drainage. You will need some type of holes to allow a bag to drain excess moisture.
over 7 years ago.

You can grow just about any vegetable in a bag, Krissie. I use polypropylene bags (e.g., reuseable grocery bags, empty feed bags, and cheap sandbags (the kind they use to hold back floodwaters).

Fill your bag with a mixture of good starter mix and compost (six-eight inches will be plenty deep for radishes), add water, plant your seeds, and keep them in a sunny spot. (By the way, radish leaves make a tasty addition to soups and stir-fries, and if your plants go to seed, the seedpods are yummy in salads and cooked dishes, too.)

Posted by: Peg Boyles (3 points) Peg Boyles
Posted: April 10, 2013

Krissie commented,
That does sound easy, thanks Peg. I will be trying this out
over 7 years ago.

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