Friday, November 04, 2022

Fenton Friday: First Black Radish Harvest

We harvest our first of the 'Round Black Spanish' Radish this week, They are gorgeous! Moreover, they taste sweet and mild 
Last time we grew these, we did it entirely wrong. Meaning, we planted them in the spring. Not only did they not grow to full size, but they were also hot and not very tasty. Then they bolted right away. Here was that report from back in May 2018. It was the ladies at Botanical Interests who set me straight that these particular radish should only be planted in fall and shared some of their seeds with us. In other words, these are classified as a "winter radish" for a reason.

We also planted hardneck 'German White' garlic and harvested some more of the Biquinho peppers -- which are still going strong as the weather has been quite warm these last few weeks. 

The okra is done and the cucamelon vine is no producing any more fruits, but the pumpkin vine is still putting on flowers -- so I've not pulled that yet. The Kale, Broccoli, Swiss Chard, and Peas are all growing well. We should start harvesting the 'Bauer' lettuce this week.

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 11th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting "Fenton" into the Search box above.

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