growing daikon radish

Asked February 12, 2018, 7:24 AM EST

Hi. One of my gardens is in a 100 year flood plain. While it rarely floods the field does not drain well. I'm working to compost it and would like to plant something that will help aerate the soil for other crops. I'm attaching the soil test. Do you think daikon radishes would work?

Frederick County Maryland cover crops vegetables plant care daikon radishes flood plain

1 Response

Daikon radishes are known for breaking up clay soil and should help if that is the problem. Here is our cover crop webpage: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/cover-crops-protect-and-improve-your-soil

You refer to a "field" and your soil test says it's an acre. If this is a commercial field, we recommend that you contact the agricultural agent for your county. Contact information for extension agents are listed by county in the Staff Directory at the bottom of our homepage.

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