Would you believe it’s been little more than a week and we have these tasty guys waiting outside for us? And I took this picture AFTER I harvested a full bowl last night to go with dinner. The radishes aren’t quite ready yet, but they’re getting close. Look, you can see the red radish starting to creep above the soil! Mmm, radishes.
Last year, when we first planted our first ever round of radishes, it was really interesting because the first batch went in right before we had a month of travel. So basically, they were ignored and had to survive entirely off of rain and our neighbors maybe remembering to water them. Those were the BEST radishes. Peppery, and full of flavor.
So good that when we put in the next batch, we totally babied them. We wanted lots and lots of radishes. So we watered them everyday. Played them classical music (OK, not that far, but close). Those radishes were OK. A bit watery, not all that much flavor. In short, a disappointment.
Moral of this gardening tale? Make your veggies work for it, and they’ll taste better. It’s a fine line though, because you don’t want to kill them off or anything. But too much pampering = boring veggies.
Full disclosure: I posted about our containers late last week, but we actually planted them on Sunday. So these aren’t super alien seeds that grow in less than 5 days or anything. But still, little more than a week, and you’ll have the best salad greens possible!
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