I Mowed "A Little" Radish

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  1. Semisane

    Semisane Active Member

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    I'm in S.E. Louisiana. The picture below (taken last Saturday) is of one of my small plots that was planted last October with a mix of wheat/oats/clover/chicory/radish. The radish went crazy and is now in flower.

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    I decided to mow it to see if the clover has survived being shaded out by the taller stuff. I cut it with by home made plot cutter that the guys in my hunting club call "The Batwing".

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    It doesn't appear as though much of the clover survived. It will be interesting to see what the plot looks like in another month or so.

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    It took about twenty minutes to mow this 0.4 acre plot. This is the final result.

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    OkieKubota Moderator Staff Member

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    Must be a lot warmer over that way...ol man winter still hasn’t released us here in Oklahoma...
     
  3. dogghr

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    Beast of a mower you built, pretty cool. You could overseed a clover into that plot now and get some good growth by summer if you wanted.
     
  4. THE LLC

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    Shoulda let the radish go to seed.
     
  5. Semisane

    Semisane Active Member

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    I don't think there would be viable seeds at that stage of flowering.
     
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    Nope, but there would be in about a month.
     
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    I was concerned that if I let that much seed develop I would end up with a pure radish plot next Fall. I didn't think about trying to harvest the seed.

    Well anyway, I have another 1/4 acre plot with radish approaching the same growth level that I haven't cut yet. I think I'll let the seed mature on that one and see if it's possible to harvest some.
     
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    It's pretty easy to harvest them, but I had deer eat most of mine when I would do it. I know our honeybees love the flowers.
     

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