Harvesting the Radishes- Organic gardening update

This week we’ve been harvesting our first crop of radishes this year. You might remember the article about planting radishes that was featured on the blog a few weeks ago. Harvesting radishes is easy- just pull them up. I’d strongly advise wearing gloves, however, because the leaves of the radish seem to badly irritate my skin, and I hear that allergic reactions to radish leaves are fairly common. If you pop in another radish seed or two in the hole left by the radish you’ve just harvested and then cover with soil, you should have a second crop in a few weeks’ time. 

Radishes are really good sources of key nutrients- they contain a range of vitamins and minerals, and plenty of fibre. 

As well as enjoying radishes on salads you might want to try roasting them. Please see the recipe below

Roasted rosemary radish with butternut squash

Radish have a peppery flavour when used in salads. In the recipe below the pepperiness is softened and complimented by the sweetness of the butternut squash. 

Serves 2 as a side
You will need 

neck end of a medium butternut squash, peeled and diced
about 20 radish, topped and tailed
a few sprigs of rosemary
olive oil spray

Place the diced squash and radish on a baking tray, spray with olive oil spray and top with rosemary sprigs. Roast for about 20-30 minutes at 200 degrees.

Happy gardening and eating!

Janet and Becky xx

Recipe Copyright © 2016 40plusandalliswell

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