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Radish/turnip plot

I am planting a small radish and turnip plot. Everything has already been sprayed with roundup. Is it best to use my rototiller to break up the ground or should I just scratch the surface up and throw seed down?
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I would rototill it, you'll probably get better results. I planted my turnips and Beets last weekend but not to late. Good Luck

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I would rototill it, you'll probably get better results.....Good Luck
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I agree with the others. Tiller up!!

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Always best to work the ground when you can...
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Does anyone have concerns with poor germination from rains washing the small turnip seeds to deep into the fresh tilled ground?


I always thought you need to roll the plot after tilling so the small turnip seeds can be placed on a firm seed bed. Then roll the plot again to work the seeds into the seed bed. Unless your trying to work something like lime or larger seeds into the soil, I don't see the need to till or disc. You till to loosen the soil then have to roll twice to compact the soil.


I usually spray, wait two weeks for everything to die, spread the seed and then pull a drag over the area to work the seed into the thatch.
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We've had really good luck with just spraying twice(1 month apart) and then cultipacking or rolling the seed. Preferably before a rain.

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I would till for turnips and radishes as they will have big bulbs under the ground. If they are on top of a hard surface, you'll probably end up with small, shallow bulbs.
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We've had really good luck with just spraying twice(1 month apart) and then cultipacking or rolling the seed. Preferably before a rain.
👍 We don't till either since tilling just brings other weed seeds to the surface. Brassica seeds are very small and germinate fine with good soil contact.

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I rolled mine in as well.

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