We are crazy for salad these days!
Mr. Granny did appreciate the radishes in his salad last night. I want to get those suckers pulled to make room for the next round of bush beans!
It looks like we are all getting our fair share of salads these days! Your lettuce and radishes look yummy. I'm not going to plant any more radishes since "The Italian" really doesn't like them.
My radishes aren't close yet. I've got a while to wait. So my Red Sails is the best non green I've got. To me it looks more brown than red though. Or maybe I'm just moping that I don't have pretty radishes in my salad this week.
Robin, I have seed tapes already made for another planting, but nowhere to put them. If they go into the main garden, the quail will just snap them up. I was going to put them between rows in the lettuce garden, but the lettuce is already too large so no more room. I might possible sneak in a row under the netting, between the turnips and the spinach seedlings.********Daphne, my Red Sails is my top performer so far. I can always count on getting more from that variety than most others. The colors are much prettier when the weather is cold, the red tends to fade in the heat. I want to get this batch of radishes out before time to plant my next round of bush beans.
All I am harvesting is last years chard :-( Diane
Look at you - one of the few with something besides greens. Nice radishes. I don't plant them because husband doesn't eat them.
Diane, I wish I had some of last year's chard to harvest! It was just beginning to grow when we left for AZ, and when we got back there wasn't enough to bother with, so it got pulled out. I planted more, but it has yet to germinate. I wouldn't think the seeds would be bad already, they were kept dry, dark and very cold all winter. I tried starting some earlier, inside, and those didn't germinate either.********Marcia, it's just the opposite here. I wouldn't bother planting them for myself, but my husband loves them in his salads.
Radishes and lettuce already! Mine are just sprouting.....
I love Radishes that is why I am trying to grow them in the greenhouse this spring in window boxes. It will be a month before I can put seed in the ground. Radishes are the one thing I buy to put in salad over the winter along with romaine lettuce. I just pick fresh basil to add to it and that is a salad here in the winter
Random, it looks like lettuce and radishes exclusively for quite a while. It's cold, rainy and windy again today....I just can't buy two warm days in a row!********Wilderness, I would think you could grow radishes in a green house all winter. I have much better luck with them in my Arizona garden in the winter time, so they aren't adversely affected by shorter winter days. I love romaine lettuce. so far I've only picked a few outer leaves from my Little Gem, but I didn't take any from them this week. I'll let them grow now and then pick the entire plant. I will have some replacement seedlings soon.********Thanks, Kelly!
Putting in the radishes this afternoon...one of the things I forgot to plant a while back. I have some of the Red Sails lettuce, too...so pretty!
Lynda, I'm still looking for a spot to plant the next round of radishes. I'd better hurry, before it gets too late! Red Sails has always performed well for me. I used to plant Prizehead, which is similar, and it was a good dependable one too.
I just love fresh lettuce! I've got deer tongue that I planted about 6 weeks ago, and its growing so fast, I can't keep up with it. Nice radishes. I haven't been able to grow them yet. I know they're supposed to be easy, but they just seem to elude me. Oh well, I keep trying!~~Lori
Thanks, Holly!********Lori, radishes don't always do well for me, either. If they form round roots at all, which much of the time they don't, something always eats them before we do. This year it's ants and quail. My Arizona radishes always do well.
You've harvested about double what we harvested at our place. I would like to try radishes. Maybe next season.
Jody, why not try them this fall? I'd say you might have luck planting them anytime between July 15 and September 15.
And you've weighed it all!!! *sigh* I'm such a looser. One day....Eh, who am I kidding. I like to live dangerously. That, and my verification word is forgoon - as in it's a forgone conclusion that I'm a looser. Nice to have my poor self image validated by a computer generated non-word randomizer. I'm going to bed now. :)
Ribbit, yes dat. Good thing you've got Granny to love you, or you'd have nothing....'cause You're no goodYou're no goodYou're no goodBaby you're no goodI'm gonna say it againYou're no goodYou're no goodYou're no goodBaby you're no goodBUT..... I, I who have nothingI, I who have no oneAdore you, and want you so (not!)I'm just a no one,With nothing to give you but OhI Love You;-)
My radishes (the few I remembered to plant) are just tiny red roots at the moment. I wish they were fattened up for harvest as the splash of red on the almost daily salads would be a refreshing visual change! I don't know why I forget to plant radishes, but they seem to be completely off my mental register most of the time. You mentioned they would be a good winter crop for the unheated greenhouse and I think you are absolutely correct. I am going to have to try and remember to plant them this fall in the containers and see how they do.
I think they would be a great crop for your greenhouse, Kitsap!
Granny, I swear you just touch stuff and it grows. Garlic chives, that's all I have that I can eat right now. Oh wait, I have some parsley and sage too.Happy days!
Ah, TIG, your day is coming. Soon your garden will be producing with abundance. I'm beginning to think all I'm going to get from mine will be lettuce.
Those radishes look very tempting :)
SO far away from anything yet.... waiting for things to go in the ground, and seedlings to pop.
David, the waiting seems so very long this year! I'll probably be happy with the end results, when the early vegetables don't bolt to seed so quickly. The tomatoes will be late, but we're usually rather tired of them toward the end anyway.