Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Community Garden: The First Harvest


A few days ago, I had my first harvest at the local Community Garden. For an anxious gardener like myself, I need immediate gratification, and there's no vegetable easier to grow than the radish. They're usually ready for harvest in about 21 to 30 days from the time the seeds are sown. Colorful and crisp, radishes are the perfect addition to salads and vegetable trays. And yes, homegrown radishes taste a lot better than the ones from the store.

Tip:

Be organic and eliminate the need for chemical pesticides. Sow radishes with cucumbers and squash to repel cucumber beetles. Radishes also attract leafminers away from other vegetables, which can damage the leaves. The damage the leafminers do to radish leaves doesn't prevent the radishes from growing nicely underground.

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