Tuesday, April 04, 2017
In my garden I seeded radishes again this year. Last year they did not do so well in the spot I had them, so this year I try again and hope I have a better location.
this is why... (from Rodale organic gardening) :
Radishes.. often nothing more than a rose-shaped garnish on salads, radishes are extremely nutritious, containing a third of your daily recommended vitamin C. Eat radishes with broccoli for a cancer boost, as radishes contain an enzyme that boosts your body's absorption of broccoli's cancer-fighting compounds. And toss the leaves into a pesto, stir-fry, or your next smoothie. Radish leaves contain more vitamin C, calcium and protein than radishes themselves.
Last year I couldn't get the actual radish to form, just the wrong soil, the wrong planter or the wrong spot. So I harvested the leaves and tossed them in our salad. They taste a bit peppery and are really yummy. Just don't over due it. I also harvest and toss the tops from Kohlrabi in salads. Initially I seed them close together for that reason and then thin them. I do the same with other seeds from spinach and several different varieties of lettuce, so when I thin them that goes in a salad. Seeds are inexpensive and I know what is in my lettuce and what it is NOT treated with.