Today I want to talk about growing vegetables that you may not like. One of the most obvious things when planting an edible garden is growing varieties you like because, hey, you are supposed to be eating them, right? And why waste the space?
I grow one vegetable that I don't particularly like, and my hooband will not eat. Radishes. Don't like them, but I find them very useful in the garden. I plant radishes in the same row as carrots and leaf lettuce. Radishes are quick to germinate and grow, so they mark the rows and break up the soil for the slow-growing carrots. By the time the carrots need more room the radishes are ready to pull. Win-win. Also, my FIL loves radishes, so I just give them all to him.
This year, though, I discovered a variety of radish that I cannot grow with carrots (or parsnips, which can use the help too). It is called the Munich Bier radish (Muenchen Bier-radi) , and you cannot grow them with carrots. Why?
WAY too big. Here is a link to a post about someone else who grew one and it was 8 POUNDS.
Now, here's the kicker. Cook's Garden recommends slicing them, slathering them with some butter, salting them and eating them with a nice, dark Germany.. Apparently you can also dip them in sugar. They are quite the snack in
I LOVE these with the butter. Haven't tried the beer or the sugar (yet). I'm so tickled to find a radish I like. I just can't get over these things, and so far (knock on wood) they haven't shown any sign of getting woody. And I easily have enough that I can pull one a week through the end of August. And I can plant another whole patch the middle of July for Fall harvest!