Why don't my radishes grow large and red and eatable?

I plant radishes early every spring> They sprout, they grow, they go to seed, but I never get radishes to eat? Is it the wrong soil, weather or what? Everything else I grow does well.
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 23, 2017
    Radishes require consistent even moisture for quick growth. Thin radishes shortly after seedlings emerge; radishes are quick growers and need spacing of 1½ inches between seedlings for quick root growth. (Thinned leaves and roots can be eaten in salads.) Keep planting beds weed free. Add aged compost to radish planting beds on a regular basis. Spread age compost or organic mulch across planting beds to keep the shoulders of maturing radishes well covered and cool.

  • Elaine Williams Elaine Williams on Apr 23, 2017
    Try planting them further apart, don't plant too many at a time, water regularly.

  • Sylvia Candler Sylvia Candler on Apr 29, 2017
    If they are going to seed it's too hot for them. Try planting them where they don't get as much afternoon sun if possible. They do like consistent moisture or they will be pithy in the center. If you don't have space in your garden where you can get them out of the afternoon sun, try putting them in a planter so you can move them to a shadier locale. Good luck!