Friday, 6 May 2011
The Humble Radish.
These are our first radishes from the garden. They were grown under cloches and I'll admit some have been slightly nibbled by slugs. If you're growing without resorting to pesticides and insecticides, it's a small price to pay.
These took about 4 weeks from sowing to maturity.
There are three secrets to getting good radishes.
• One is not to let them grow too big and become woody. At the size I picked them they are tasty with lots of crunch.
• Another is sowing seed little and often, so that you can have them from now until the end of the summer.
• Lastly the fresher the better. This means eating the radishes freshly picked. I might eat two or three on the long meander back to the house. The rest make it to a mixed side salad with a dash of organic olive oil.