Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Day of Reckoning

Well, the fateful day came, that day when, in accordance with the deals, all the vegetables were dug up and replaced with flowers.  Countless radishes were sacrificed on this day.  And then, at the graduation party, no one went outside to admire the new flowers.

Still, I did get a good sized pile of radishes (which weren't, surprisingly, all as black as "Black Spanish Globe" would have me believe).  and even a pile of diminutive peas.

The carrots were, for the most part, left in the ground and have since had a growth spurt.  They are doing much better than they were before.  Perhaps they were just waiting for some marigolds to be planted near by.
Also, I've planted two of the beds in my mother's garden with some seeds I started on my window sill about a month ago.  I'll make a full write up of that later.


  1. I "harrumph" a bit on behalf of your vegetables, sacrificed for mere annual bedding plants that no one noticed... I've seen the black radishes in catalogues but never tried them. What do they taste like?

  2. I should disclaimer any review of radish tastiness by saying that I am terrible at pulling root crops at the right time. I tend to leave them in the ground far too long till they're all tough and woody. I also don't eat alot of radishes plain.
    However, I did slice these up and stir fried them with some green onion. I ate them with just a little bit of ranch dressing. They were delicious. I think they were slightly less spicy than standard red radishes and maybe a bit pepperier in flavor.

  3. Isn't that always the way..you do something you hope people will notice and nobody even cares. :(