Today we had our first proper harvest of the year. Discounting the abundance of rhubarb and the solitary, mutant asparagus which were inherited with the plot, our small haul of radishes is the first crop to make it from seed to mouth.
We sowed two varieties at the same time to compare results – the familiar, slightly elongated red and white ‘French Breakfast’ and the more unusual, rounded, yellow-skinned Polish variety ‘Zlata’. These radishes were pulled as part of the thinning process so we’ll give them a proper comparison when they’ve plumped out a bit. But for now we’re enjoying the first, fresh crunch of the year.
Seeds sown: Radish ‘French Breakfast 3’, Thompson & Morgan
Radish ‘Zlata’, Suttons Seeds