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Jan 21, 2012

What a poor harvest!


 As I mentioned in the last blog, timely thinning-out is very important for all vegetable gardeners. And I realized again today what really happened after I skipped thinning-out. I would like to share my fault with you and I'm very happy if you can learn from my poor result of my daikon radishes.

 All of my daikon radishes were mature but very short. I've been waiting for better growth of them for months but I decided to pull out all of them since they would be bolted if they had been left in soil.

 The poor harvest is definitely caused by me. I didn't thinned them out timely and properly. I should have thinned them out to make enough space ( about 5-inch space ) between radishes.

5 comments:

Mark Willis said...

It's true what they say "sometimes Less is More"...

Robin said...

Sometimes it's hard for a gardener to pull out a seedling. We all learn from our mistakes.

Why I garden... said...

You've done better than I would have. The learning process is a great thing in life.

takaeko said...

>Mark
Yeah, I realized it's true and I'll try to avoid the same fault.

>Robin
I also felt it sorry to pull out sprouts! But we sometimes have to make a decision to pursue bumper harvest.

>Why I garden
Thanks, Why. But I wasn't satisfied with the result. I will grow bigger radishes next season because I've learned "sometimes Less is More".

Norma Chang said...

I made that mistake few years back when my dwarf Asian pear tree had way too many fruits, I knew I must thin but I couldn't, did not have the heart, which pear do you discard and which do you keep? Kept procrastinating, then it was too late, and I ended up with a tree full of barely edible small pears. Lesson learned.