When we left Nova Scotia, I was convinced we would never grow any food of our own again. I am happy to say, I was totally wrong!
In this little plot Reg has been growing carrots and radishes. He started the wee little veggie garden when I was away. What a sweetheart!
Recently we noticed that the radishes were getting a little large and wild.
Look at that sucker! When I saw this radish literally popping out of the ground, I knew it was time.
At dusk Reg and I harvested the radishes. The carrots take three times as long to grow.
What a beautiful little crop! By the way, if you have sensitive hands like me you might want to wear gardening gloves to pull them out. They came out easily but the leaves are a little prickly. Although Reg didn’t even notice, LOL.
I brought them in, trimmed and scrubbed them. I love that some are pinkish and there is one that is very purply!
I know there is more that can be done with radishes than just putting them in a salad but hey, why mess with a classic? Oh these had so much fire to them!
Reg grew me food. He said he used to grow radishes and carrots as a kid because they are the easiest things to grow. I can’t think of anything more beautiful he could do for me.
How is your summer gardening going? I would love to hear about it! Oh and if you have ideas for my radishes, let me know. We are probably going to grow them all summer.
Well, I can’t really give you any advice on the radishes since I don’t like them!
Our garden is going great – it’s different every year. This early warm weather is causing things like berries to ripen early, which is a bit weird. Our sweet onions are the best they’ve every been, but the cauliflower didn’t do anything! We’ve eaten all of our broccoli, and the potatoes and beans are coming along nicely. New for me this year are corn and pumpkins – they’re doing really well too! Maybe too well! We may be drowning in pumpkin vines soon…
That is awesome that the garden harvest is doing so great and now I wish I had grown sweet onions! You don’t like radishes?! Interesting and no problem.
Debra She Who Seeks says
He knows the way to your heart!
He sure does Debra! I thought it was the sweetest thing, to grow me food while I was away.
Tammy H says
I saw this recipe in Cooking Light magazine. Looks good enough that I hope to get some radishes from the farmers market to try!
And the closest thing to a garden I have is a large pot with lettuce up on the deck out of reach of the deer.
Oh I love the idea of adding the radishes to the top of the toasted bread for some crunch and flavour! Hey, I’m with you Tammy, but it’s amazing that you can still grow stuff with just one large pot! Smart to keep it out of the reach of the deer, they eat everything!