Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Humble Radish............

The first to sow, the first to grow. The easiest crop of all to look after....The humble radish barely rates a mention as a serious vegetable.... Even little kids can grow them.

And yet few types of veg are so instantly rewarding, especially at this time of the year when all the other crops seem to be taking an age to really get going.

These are a variety called Cherry Belle. Being red all over, they look great, and have a fairly mild peppery flavour that is perfect with a good cheese sandwich and a beer.

These are the first pulling, leaving their smaller neighbours to grow on for another week or so. I have another row just sprouting in the raised bed to follow on.

The "first radish" must surely be one of the red letter days of the allotment year...the whole season is before us.


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