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Six radishes. First crop of the year. Uncle B said they went from planting to crop in a month.

I ate one right away to see what it was like (nice texture, spicy). I put two and a half in soup (it adds a surprisingly nice flavor to soup) and the other two and a half in coleslaw (haven’t tried it yet).

Salad days have arrived.

We did something spontaneous tonight – went to a charity auction. We bid on a couple of things but didn’t win. People were bidding way over market value, because charity. I have a hard time doing that, because cheap.

Anyway, back late and knackered. Toodles!


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: May 24, 2023, 8:57 pm

That’s cool… I was ready to take odds on “Forgot to hit SUBMIT” or “VPM busted.”

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 24, 2023, 9:27 pm

A light pickling on the radishes gives them a good flavor. Great for salads and sandwiches.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 24, 2023, 9:48 pm

I’m kind of on notice about pickling things after my last two experiments made the whole house smell like fart ๐Ÿ™

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: May 24, 2023, 10:05 pm



Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 25, 2023, 12:38 am

You’re a Yankee (everywhere… because Rhode Island, and Yankees are from New England, or North of the Mason Dixon if you’re south of it, or “over there” outside the US, wherever that may be).

So you’re not cheap.
You’re thrifty.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: May 25, 2023, 2:36 am

So in England, the radishes grow above ground? In the US, the radish meat is in the soil, so you have to pull them, wash em off, and put em on a table to take a picture.

Above ground makes it easy to know when to pull, too!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 25, 2023, 3:47 am

@tomfrompv — Here’s something to think about as you drift off to sleep tonight: What are the results of growing both American and English radishes in Australia where the ground is upside down? Are the English ones now growing below the surface? Or is it the other way aground?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 25, 2023, 7:17 am

Fear not, worried readers, radishes in the Olde England grow in exactly the same way as they do in the rebel colonies. Hideous things, radishes – can’t understand why anyone would eat them. Still, I’m just the gardener.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: May 25, 2023, 12:54 pm

Hideous things, radishes โ€“ canโ€™t understand why anyone would eat them.
I second that emotion.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 25, 2023, 12:57 pm

Now grow Asian radishes! Like Daikon… says here on Amazon they’re aggressive, drought tolerant and may try to establish a Greater East Asian Garden Sphere.

I might have made up that last part.

Why eat them? So Northern Europeans can pretend they have spicy food too.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 31, 2023, 9:48 pm

Y’all ever try oven roasting radishes? The taste is very mild with a creamy texture and crispy edge. Sooo good.

Here’s an easy peasy method..spice ’em however you like.

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