There’s a ton of catch up posts to get posting. I’ll start with the radishes that were planted. There are a couple of varieties planted in the salad bed. This bed had lemon squash and watermelons this past summer. Now, there is a variety of lettuces, onions, and radishes growing.
Radishes are a snap to grow. Jaune D’Or Ovale and Watermelon Radishes were planted on September 16. By September 20, they had germinated. Harvesting of the Jaune D’Or Ovale began on October 10. Keep the soil moist, not wet and radishes will grow without much trouble. They need plenty of sun and well drained soil. Since they’re a root crop, remove any stones so they can grow nice and fat. As they plump, the crop needs to be thinned. I simply eat them as they are thinned. The image above is a bunch of radishes that were thinned to help the others fatten up.
A package of radish seeds cost around $2 and produce enough radishes to make it well worth growing them instead of buying them. Imagine how much better they taste just after the dirt has been rinsed off. They are a lot crunchier than the store variety too. Since radishes are fairly small, not much landscape is required to grow a crop. A pot on a sunny patio might even work. Radishes are ideal for the gardener that wants to try growing vegetables.
Give it a shot.