I am so excited that we have a real garden for the first time. I have been wanting one for six years or so but have always grown in pots due to being in apartments & moving a lot. Finally, as you know, we bought our own house this year (another hooray!) and dug up some earth to grow our own food. I am a thrilled that things actually grew pretty well, although I know the soil needs a lot of amendments to make it more fertile. This ground has never been touched – the yard was completely, 100% barren of landscaping. (Former owner was a retired army bachelor. Need I say more? hehe.) And I am now well aware of how much more garden space we need to dig up next year, because I did not get enough of my favorites. I would like to grow enough to store over the winter til the next season, via freezing, drying, or canning.
So I ordered some seeds from Baker’s Creek a few months ago for the fall crop & have been surprised by the amount of radishes we got.
I don’t even like radishes.
LOL!! But here they are! I think they are pretty, but even the variety that was labelled as “sweet” is still too spicy for me (although I do like plenty of other spicy things…just not radishes, I guess!)
I mostly grew them because I read that radishes and carrots are typically grown together, and I definitely wanted carrots. Those carrots take forever!! I hope they turn out better than my pot-grown carrots in the past!
P.S. Thanks to the organic CSA we got last year for the gardening inspiration!