Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Garden Report

Planting was a little late here (some is still ongoing), but fortunately so as we had a cold spring with some late frosts. In fact we probably won't get peaches this year because we didn't cover the peach tree.

Tomatoes (and should have plenty) are looking good. We may over-fertilized the peppers, we shall see. Two crops which should be going gangbusters are not doing well: cucumber and zuccinni. We had trouble with both last year too.

We also have some corn growing quite well. Number one son planted a bunch of radishes and sunflowers yesterday. We will be planing beans also this week.

Don't know what we are going to do with the radishes, but we had seeds and plenty of room. I told Mrs. Curley that if need be we will be radish farmers if we can't get anything else to grow. Radishes are great confidence builders and give immediate (25 days) satisfaction. (By the way, if anyone knows some good recipes, sauces, or uses for radishes, let us know. I think we are going to have alot of them.)

1 comment:

alicia said...

pickled radishes make a great side dish and also liven up sandwiches. slice scrubbed radishes very thin until you have 2 cups. Take 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 tsp of salt and mix until dissolved (I actually heat mine just a bit). Pour this over the radish slices in a non-reactive (glass, ceramic) container. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving. Will keep at least 5 days in the fridge if not eaten first. You can experiment with the pickling solution if you wish by adding in spices like cloves, bay leaf, allspice, etc. Do not add in pepper, though.
I needed to find something useful to do with the radishes from out CSA last week and found this recipe.
It is the only one I have tried so far, though if you google radish recipes you will find a lot of them, some which seem totally bizarre.