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German beer radish

09 June 2015 18:17:10

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This is a sample of our "German beer radishes", which we have started harvesting and eating. Quite different from the pinky red varieties, but they definitely taste like radishes, which I love. They are quite spicy/peppery. And they are very large! The first ones we harvested were smaller, but we knew they were supposed to be big, so left them a little longer and we are getting closer to the real size now. A nice variety anyway!

The second photo shows our raised bed, quite full now. Despite unauspicious beginnings, with all of the seeds scattered all over the place with the wind, everything recovered and is growing really well!

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 June 2015 18:34:29

I love the peppery taste of radishes and the do taste nicer if the don't get to big and woody. We are just starting to harvest our broad beans now. You seem to have nice flowers on your mange tout.

JoanG JoanG 09 June 2015 19:46:19

That looks a productive veg bed now Claire, well done to you and Jonathan.

Mary B Mary B 09 June 2015 20:19:29

Lovely to grow something not usually available in the shops. The German Beer radishes sound very interesting.

fran m fran m 09 June 2015 21:24:29

Looking great Claire

Jackie Jackie 10 June 2015 06:32:51

Wow Claire they look fantastic. Well done to you both on a great veg plot. Everything looking great. 


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