Common household remedies request
I've just planted some daikon radishes, and they've already come up and are growing fast in their new bed of compost. However:
Be ready for attacks by flea beetles, cabbage root maggots and any other insect pests that tend to trouble your radishes. Floating row cover, which is a lightweight, permeable, spun-polypropylene blanket that you put over your plants, can help protect your daikon radishes from these pests.
Has anybody ever used floating row cover?
Can I really just place place floating row cover on top of the crops? It seems like they could be damaged, especially when young! Should I wait until the "baby leaves" are gone, and "greens" start to emerge from the radish tops, or should I put the row cover on immediately? They're ready to thin, so now would be the time.
NOTE To any of Yves's readers who came here from the econoblogging world, do consider whether a focus on growing one's own food might be a leading indicator....