We had our first harvest!!!!!
We hadn’t been up to the Pleasantville farm for at least a week and a half because it’s been raining so much. I figured I didn’t need to check on everything because they were getting plenty of water.
I was right because the plants are getting huge. One in particular, our radishes. We actually lost some because they got too big and burst open. Apparently, you’re supposed to pull them when the red part of the plant starts to come out of the ground. Oops, that was happening last time we checked in.
Oh well, lesson learned.
In now present, the Cherry Belle Radish
|Formal Name||Raphanus sativus|
|Description||A salad garden standard, this tasty red radish is tolerant of poor soils. It is also resistant to pithiness, even in hot weather.|
Note: Pithiness is when the center gets all spongy – took me awhile to figure this out so I thought I’d share.
|Soil Requirements||Prefers moderately fertile soil enriched with compost. Will perform in poor soil.|
|Water Requirements||Regular watering|
|Growing Zone||Annual so it can planted anywhere the soil gets to at least 45 – 70 degrees. Prefers a slightly cooler climate.|
|Harvesting||Harvest when bulbs begin to form and show color. The longer they are in the ground, the hotter they will get.|
|Fertilization||Fertilize one week after planting.|
|Growth Cycle||Ready to harvest in 20 – 30 days.|
|Known Issues||I don’t know of any|
|Planting Instructions||Direct sow at 1/2” soil depth. For a steady harvest, plant desired amount every 2-3 weeks.|
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