Thursday, May 9, 2013

First radishes of the season harvested.

I'm not a huge radish fan, but it's always fun when the first radishes are harvested, as they're usually the first new crop to be harvested each Spring (differing in significance to overwintered crops).  These were harvested at a school garden, so I was happy that a few of the kids got to taste the fruits of their labor.

Radishes should be harvested soon after they show above the ground.  These were not huge, but still a decent size.  If you let the radish grow any bigger, there's a risk that they'll start getting pecked at by birds.  Bird netting may be a good option, but I prefer just harvesting at this stage, and then using the space for other crops.

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