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Thank Goodness for Daylight Savings Time

I may have jumped the gun (warm weather) a little bit, but yesterday was so pleasant that I thought I would do some planting.  I’ve had broccoli, cabbage, choi, lettuce and tatsoi hardening off in my cold frames and they looked…

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Growing radishes inside !?

Yep! While waiting for our seedlings to grow.   🙂 This is our Grow It Eat It 2013 Year of the Root Vegetables display.  It’s in use during our Grow It Eat It presentations and exhibits. We seeded the cherrybell radishes,…

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Night of the radishes

Wikimedia Commons Tonight in Oaxaca, Mexico is the celebration of Noche de Rábanos, the Night of the Radishes, in which the public square hosts an exhibition of figures carved from enormous radishes.  The radishes (I don’t know the variety; does…

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Tiller radish = improved soil

Ray Weil, a professor and soil scientist at UM, and his graduate students study and promote tiller radish as a fall cover crop for farmers and gardeners. Here’s a photo of tiller radish (a.ka. forage radish or Daikon radish) interplanted…

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Radish crop

We’ve had two salads so far out of the salad table (which now has a Useful Shelf, see?  I’ve taken the cover off as the plants are large and pretty much squirrel-proof).  See my previous post for photos of the…

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Breakfast veggie that isn’t

What don’t the French eat for breakfast? French Breakfast radishes, according to Barbara Damrosch in her “A Cook’s Garden” column in the Washington Post. Damrosch calls French Breakfast radishes “cute, tender and delicious” with “sweet mild flavor and succulent crunch,”…

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Radishes really not much resembling rats

Tiiu’s post on tillage radishes mentioned the rat-tailed radish, and I’ve been meaning to blog back ever since. This is my first time growing rat-tailed radishes; we have a little patch of them in the demo garden. This type of…

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