Sunday, June 5, 2011

Watermelon Radishes

From Gardening

Growing radishes is a puzzle. While I'm happy to eat radish greens, I have no idea what makes one seed turn into a lovely radish with small greens and the one right next to it never really develop a radish but shoot seedy greens three feet into the air.

I picked almost everything this morning because they had clearly gone to seed, and I don't know if there is anything I can do to prevent it at that point, and we ended up with about 4-5 decent radishes.

Oh well, to be fair, we don't actually like radishes all that much, but they are certainly beautiful.


  1. When I took a gardening class in college, our gardening instructor had us plant radishes as row markers: we'd sow radish seeds along with whatever larger seed we'd planted, so that we'd know where the rows were. We'd then yank them out when the larger seeds sprouted.

    I'd say: pickle them! They're bland enough to take whatever flavor you give them. :)

  2. Interesting use of radishes. Is that because they grow so quickly?

    These radishes don't need any more flavor - they are super spicy! I was thinking of chopping them fine, squeezing out the water, and making a butter with them. We did that last year and it was tasty.

  3. Yep - because they sprout so easily, they make good row markers.

    I don't know about butter, but I'd include them in a pickle relish, certainly. Do you have a dehydrator? If so, turn them into chips!