Friday, May 3, 2013

First Harvest of 2013 - RADISHES!

What a Spring this has been. We've had frost warnings three times in the past month - today broke a record at 37 degrees. Despite this, we had a delicious first harvest of radishes from the garden. It's our first year to plant them -- mainly because they are reported to deter squash vine borers that desiccate my beloved yellow crook-neck squash every year, but they also are a great cancer-fighting veggie.

Beautiful in bright pink & red color, they are deceptively spicy. The boys all "want" to like them and eagerly chop them up for salads.  One bite though and the delayed reaction of spiciness has them reaching for the water bottle! So, that leaves the harvest for me!

Looking forward to what else our garden has in store this year: cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, red peppers and several herbs!

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