The first garden harvests every year will fill the salad bowl. By May, there will be a steady source of radish, green onion and lettuce. I’m growing a lot of Sanguine Ameliore lettuce. Greens are on their way.
Keep thinning chard, mustard and, kale. Those baby leaves will also go into the salad bowl.
Try growing Watermelon or “Beauty Heart” radish from China. Since they do best in cool weather, I may have to wait and replant in the fall. I’ll wait to see if I have any left.
When you order radish seed, order extra. They are always a good spring salad accent and I will always plant them in a fall garden. Red globe radishes have plenty of potassium, vitamin C and folate.
Because they come up so quickly, use radishes as row markers as you plant other vegetables in the garden. Mix them and plant in with lettuce and spinach greens. Peppery radish sprouts are great on salad or sandwiches.
Other pink, red, purple radishes are coming up sparsely. A squirrel is digging them up fast than I plant them. But I continue to reseed and have covered the radish seed with chicken wire.
We have had a few prized crunchy radishes for salads. I’m waiting for the day there are enough radishes to serve with butter and bread.
Radish Sandwiches With Butter And Salt
Heavenly spring flavor, simply a baguette, butter, salt, radish and a few herbs. It’s a very French picnic recipe. Add chives or chervil and maybe a leaf or two of arugula for a sandwich.
Nobody can do Radishes with Butter and Salt any better than Ina Garten. Her version is a lovely way to show off your beautiful whole radishes.
I’ll continue to plant radish seed until it gets too hot to grow them. Then, I’ll plant them again in September and October. Fall radishes are mild and crisp.
My beautiful radishes are from
Renee’s Garden Seeds – The finest heirloom, certified organic seeds for the home garden.
Mary’s Heirloom Seeds – Heirloom, open-pollinated, non-gmo untreated & organic seeds
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