Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Six

Tillage Radish update 2-18-13 large beds

Tillage Radish update 2-18-13 large beds

Here’s update number six in my Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  With the winter cold and occasional warm days doing its work on the radishes, the tubers are decaying and decomposing nicely.

The tubers in the larger beds are still protruding from the ground but the tubers themselves are completely hollow and will decay rapidly once springs comes on.  The upper smaller beds are almost completely decayed leaving some large holes as seen in the picture below. To my delight, the experiment is working just as planned.  It has been fun discussing and “show-and-telling” the experiment with my church friends.  Several are ready to try the experiment themselves this fall.

Tillage Radish update 2-18-13 a

Tillage Radish update 2-18-13 a

Tillage Radish update 2-18-13 closeup

Tillage Radish update 2-18-13 closeup

Here are the past updates:

Update Five (01/01/13)

Update Four (11/27/12)

Update Three (10/5/12)

Update Two (9/5/12)

Update One (8/10/12)

 

 

Larry Braley

About Larry Braley

Blessed husband to a wonderful, virtuous woman and father of five, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Raised on a midsize farm in the midwest during my childhood and early teen years. Moved away for several years to live the corporate life. Glad to be back in the country raising my family, teaching life skills and developing our mini-farm.
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