Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ravishing Radishes and that Rogue Darwin

Just look at the green on the radish in the bottom most pic. It is a daikon that I decided to grow in a not so large pot who is destined for a dinner plate sometime soon. Originally he had 3 friends, sprouted from seed.

But space was limited and they all got Darwinian amongst themselves and this guy turned out the victor. I thought he was a goner at one stage as the aphids took a very strong liking to him.

But I like pyrethrum on occasions (when necessary) and the aphids didn't so Ravishing Radish was safe for another day. I thought he would be like my beets and some of the carrots, a good guy for green foliage but less effective in the growing of a root part. He surprised me and it looks like he will be a fair size for such a small pot.

Question is what do I do with him? I am thinking as part of a tuna sashimi platter ... and will the two black radishes I planted in his place thrive?


Dan said...

The daikon leaves are very interesting. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

The leaves are pretty interesting. Much more than regular radishes. I've had braised daikon radishes before and they were pretty good.

prue said...

Dan - they were huge! I'll be posting soon about what I did with it, for now I'll just digest the yumminess

Fern - ooohhh braised sounds interesting. I've only ever had them raw. They are very very soft in flavour