This year I planted my first real garden. Rick built two beds for me and although I started out a little late in the season and have had a few casualties, overall my garden is doing pretty well. My beans, cucumbers, eggplants, oregano, parsley, thyme, carrots, butternut squash, zucchini & summer squash, collard greens, swiss chard, lettuce and radishes all seem to be thriving while my strawberries and cilantro failed and my tomatoes seem to be blossoming but nothing more which makes me very sad. Does anyone have any advice for how to help my tomato plant actually turn into tomatoes? I think they are suffering from blossom drop, but I don’t know exactly why. Tomatoes were the plant I was most excited about; I used to love to eat tomatoes like apples from my Grandma’s garden as a child.
My radishes have done particularly well. I don’t necessarily love radishes but was afraid my entire garden might fail and since radishes are a pretty reliable and kid friendly planting project I planted quite a few. Maverick and Adelaide both helped me and at one point the container of radish seeds Maverick was holding suddenly had far fewer seeds. We couldn’t tell where the seeds had gone until a week or so when one corner of the garden bed had a million radish sprouts. Now we have lots of radishes ripe for harvesting and I am trying to figure out what to do with them all which is what inspired this particular foods by color post.Health Benefits
Radishes have a high vitamin C content for their size, contain fiber, folate, B vitamins and vitamin K. Radishes also offer potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, copper and zinc.Selection and Storage
Select radishes that are smooth, medium sized and brightly colored with fresh green stems still attached. Store radishes without their stems in a plastic bag for up to one week.Radish Recipe Round-Up
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