On this fourth day of October in the year of our Lord, two thousand and twenty a French Breakfast radish has been harvested, promptly eaten and declared by the man of the house to have a ‘bit of a kick’.
:D Sorry, rather excited about the tiniest first harvest ever and the fact that the fertilising (or lack of!) seems to have been done right – none of those dreaded all tops and no bottoms radish scenario. And yeah, we pulled them out a bit early, but couldn’t wait.
Frost and snow, which plagued the Southern regions during the beginning of the week, have disappeared and most plants seem surprisingly ok. The only victims were sunflowers, but most were eaten by slugs at that point anyway. So, second lot of sunflowers shall be planted tonight.
Happy gardening everyone!
[added re fertilising radishes if you are interested] The short answer – I’ve done nothing to the soil apart from thorough cultivation. However, this used to be a vegie garden about 10 years ago (since overgrown) so the soil was fairly good loam to start with. I have added some humus (last year’s grass and shrub clippings that have mostly rotted).