Tuesday, 19 August 2008
That's a radish!
I did a bit of tidying up in the garden during the weekend and discovered a few radishes that had been growing happily and unobserved in one of the winter vegetable beds. The variety is called "Candela di Fuoco" and I can only recommend it. I shall let one go to seed to save some for next autumn. It is long, red, crunchy, crispy and does not go all woody even if it is in the ground longer than necessary. I cut up one of those pictured below and it was still sweet, mild, crispy and juicy. Unbelievable! The smallest was 'only' about 30cm long, the longest nearly half a metre. I am very happy with the soil in that particular bed.Underneath the radishes the box is full of beetroot. I haven't decided yet what to do with them. Roast them? Preserve them? Grate them to eat raw? Suggestions?