Garden Update – Strawberries & Radishes!

I think I am getting better at this gardening thing… finally!  You saw my strawberries in a post a couple weeks ago on my financial update.  (I have since replaced that photo with the proper graph, so I’ll show them to you again here.)  Those are still going strong.  I pick a bowl like this every couple days.

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Then, a few days ago when I was trying to make my lunch before work with no food in the fridge, I decided to go check on my garden (yes, I finally planted things in my new raised bed) to see what was growing, and low and behold, vegetables!

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And yes, that is my homemade deer protection around my garden.  The most frustrating thing?  I made one half of it before the deer had got in to eat anything, but literally the following morning I went out to make the second half, and they had eaten the tops off all my bean plants!  It’s like they could sense I was going to block them and they needed to get in while they still could.

Anyway, from my growing garden, I picked out a few radishes and some lettuce.

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My husband noted that there were a lot of leafy greens attached to the radishes and wondered if they were edible… I did a bit of google research, and yes, they are edible… But… I made a green smoothie with them, and it was totally gross!  So maybe they were a little too mature and I need to pick the greens earlier if I’m going to use them that way.

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In any case, the lettuce and radishes made a delicious salad for my lunch.  (The cucumber is not from my garden, but it is locally grown.)  Garden Success!

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Have you had any garden successes lately?  And have you ever eaten radish greens?  Can you give me some pointers on how to use them?

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2 thoughts on “Garden Update – Strawberries & Radishes!

  1. It is definitely a commitment. Keeping it watered and weeded… but it was one of the big reasons that I wanted a house with a yard. I really do love it when I have the time to spend out in my garden. It is relaxing and rewarding. Hopefully you can clear some stuff off your plate to make time for a garden. Especially since you have spent so much time and effort getting your yard fixed up! 🙂

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