The growing record
We sowed white radish seeds today.
The white radish would grow long, both into the soil and up above the soil surface. But if the radish is exposed to sunlight and turns green, it will become fibrous and not tasty. That’s why we dig some ditches to plant the seeds, so when it pops up it’s head, we can cover it with soil.
So the typhoon has come and gone. Luckily the white radish seeds are ok and the little leaves have popped out from the soil.
We have also sown seeds for Japanese round white radish (聖護院) today.
The birds are a big problem recently. They are so hungry they eat not only the worms but also all leaves popping out of the soil. So we have no other way but cover all our plots in net.
The Chinese white radish is growing well and strong.
The pest problem of our cabbage is so serious that it spread to the white radish which is next to it. We have to throw away a few of the white radish to stop the spread 🙁
The radish is popping their head out from the soil but still bit too “slim”. Ready to be harvested soon!
The radish is getting fat and ready to be harvested!
Japanese round radish is harvested today!
Here are the dishes we made with our radish!
Round radish in dashi (Japanese stock with bonito) and minced pork
Salt pickled radish leave
Stir fried white radish with minced pork and salt pickled radish leave
White radish cake