Since no one in the family likes radishes much, I let my small crop of
them go. They sprouted way up and developed some small, very pretty
white and purple flowers.
Now that the earliest of the flowers have been pollinated, the petals
have fallen off and they are developing seed pods that look just like
upright small green bean pods. The biggest pod I've seen so far is
about 2" long and 1/4" in diameter.
I picked one of these and found that it is succulent and tastes only
faintly of radish. I had the idea that they would taste great in
Has anyone ever heard of this? I didn't want to whip up a mess of
these pods on the off chance that they might be unhealthy...
P.S. Nugget, our half-grown Rhode Island Red, is doing a great job
keeping the garden cleaned up. She seems to nibble exclusively on the
"weedlings" and leaves the proper growing veggies alone. Go figure.
Plus, in contrast to last year at this time, I have yet to pick any
ticks off myself after working in the garden.