Radishes & Other Cabbage Family Plants

Yesterday evening, I harvested some radishes.  I took those that were fairly large, and some that were growing close together to give the remaining plants more space.  These radishes were planted just over a month ago, on April 24th.

radish 'cherry belle'

radish ‘cherry belle’

To harvest the radishes, we had to temporarily remove the garden fabric.  We covered the bed with the fabric a little more than two weeks ago when we transplanted the kale, cabbage, and cauliflower seedlings.  Those plants are growing well and don’t have too many holes in them from slugs or caterpillars.  The “mutant” kale still seems to be growing faster than the other kale plants.  Assorted weeds (mostly “volunteer” plants from seeds of previous residents of this bed) are growing well too.

kale, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, and cabbage greens (and weeds)

kale, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, and cabbage greens (and weeds)

I also picked some “volunteer” mustard that came up among my peas.  I don’t really need to plant this ‘red giant Indian’ mustard as it has seeded itself throughout my garden.  The leaves are rather strong flavored; a little goes a long way.

mustard greens growing next to the pea plants

mustard greens growing next to the pea plants

You can see shiso and dill in the photo too.  We can’t leave these plants, or they will use moisture and nutrients that the peas need.

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  1. Pingback: Cabbages, Greens, & Radishes | gardenblog2013

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