gardeners - radish question

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by pinkwindsong, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    hi everyone,
    i was checking my garden this am we've had tons of rain this last week.. and My radishes are very big.. some golf ball size ... but they get really spicy and strong at this size right? so should I go ahead and pull all of them and store them?

    whats the best way to store? clean take tops off then put in paperbag in the dark?

    thanks
    Pink
     
  2. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 27, 2011
    I have grown a lot of radishes, never stored any. We pull them, wash then, then eat. We just grow a few because they are always the first to be harvested out of our garden. Sorry I was no help.

    BTW, one year we grew Easter Egg radishes, hottest radish I have ever eaten, I swear it felt as if I had swallowed a burning torch.
     
  3. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    that's funny .. i too didn't realize how hot they could be... I'm making salsa today and im gonna use radishes instead of hot peppers..... I also didn't realize they would harvest so fast... I m learning a lot this year..

    hey know anything about beets.?? I planted some of them this year. love them pickled..

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  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Oddly I just had this chat last week. Look at recipies for daikon (japanese radishes), they make excellent pickles. You can also freeze them, sliced and use them in soups and stews. Either way if you don't harvest they'll get woody and gross.
     
  5. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:To store them: pull, clean, remove tops and the tap root. Put in a zippie bag with a damp paper towel. Keep in the crisper of your fridge. They will keep for several weeks.

    Champion is a variety of radish that will grow up to 2 inches in diameter and will tolerate heat better than other varieties.
    You can let several radishes go to seed and harvest the young seed pods to chop for salads...gives the radish punch to your salad
     
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    Quote:To store them: pull, clean, remove tops and the tap root. Put in a zippie bag with a damp paper towel. Keep in the crisper of your fridge. They will keep for several weeks.

    Champion is a variety of radish that will grow up to 2 inches in diameter and will tolerate heat better than other varieties.
    You can let several radishes go to seed and harvest the young seed pods to chop for salads...gives the radish punch to your salad

    great idea about letting them go to seed ....

    and so I need to keep them damp not dry...

    thanks
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  7. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:To store them: pull, clean, remove tops and the tap root. Put in a zippie bag with a damp paper towel. Keep in the crisper of your fridge. They will keep for several weeks.

    Champion is a variety of radish that will grow up to 2 inches in diameter and will tolerate heat better than other varieties.
    You can let several radishes go to seed and harvest the young seed pods to chop for salads...gives the radish punch to your salad

    great idea about letting them go to seed ....

    and so I need to keep them damp not dry...

    thanks
    Pink

    The damp paper towel provides just a little moisture so they don't shrivel. I usually wash them, shake off the water and drop them in the bag and then fold up a paper towel to place in the bag and it absorbs the rest of the mosture from the rinsing that was on the radishes....
     

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