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Radishes ready to thin?

I've never grown radishes before, and also never sown seeds too closely, so this is the first time I've had to consider thinning. Are these radishes ready for thinning yet? The slugs have had a few of them, and the soil is a bit loose so a couple have come up, presumably with the slugs eating them.
If they are ready, do I just take out every other one, and although the root will be tiny, are the leaves worth eating as baby greens? Also, is it best to ship off the tops to save disturbing the already loose compost?
If they are not ready, how much bigger do they need to be? These were sown on 11 April.

No longer newish but can't think of a new name so will remain forever newish.  B) 


  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    When thinning anything, I just think about what size I want them to be at harvest and make room for them to grow that size.

    Eat them by all means, why not.

    I would be cautious though if you have pest attacks, because if you thin them right out, they might target the ones that are left and you might end up with none at all!

    So you might just want to reduce the larger clumps to the strongest seedlings for now and then thin again later when the plants are more established.
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