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Black Spanish Radishes

Posted by Nika On September - 22 - 2011

I cant tell you how much we enjoyed growing these black spanish radishes! We bought them from the new-old Comstock Ferre, you can see their page here LINK

They were hardy, really tolerant of our fantastically variable weather this year (cold, wet, endless), only a few went to seed.

Here is a youngish one in the soil.

Humble Garden 2011: black spanish radish

And then we has some really silly fun picking these godzilla radishes. We figure none of these photos of kids-with-gigantic-veggies will ever make the cut to be in a garden seed catalog!

Humble Garden 2011: black spanish radish + baby oh

Humble Garden 2011: black spanish radish + baby oh

Humble Garden 2011: black spanish radish + leo

Humble Garden 2011: black spanish radish + Q

Humble Garden 2011: black spanish radish + K

2 Responses to “Black Spanish Radishes”

  1. Jack G says:

    I was considering growing these and did a Google Image search to see “real life” pictures, and the pictures of the kids with the radishes convinced me to order them! Thank you! :)

    Did you grow yours in fall or spring (or both?)?

  2. Nika says:

    We live with a short growing season – I planted these as early as I could (direct sow) but I cant remember when that was. There is no unprotected growing during the winter here. They are delicious and grow like weeds.

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We are a family of 5, including Nika, Ed, Q (14), KD (7), and Baby Oh (4). We garden 1024 square feet of raised beds plus assorted permacultural plantings. We also have 13 LaMancha dairy goats, 40 chickens, and one guard llama.

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