Just before I left on a long trip to the Northwest (cross your fingers for the continued health of my garden for me, please...) I pulled up my first garden radish. It was a tiny, late-planted little guy, with a long skinny root and a plucky green top. As modest as this first harvest was, it was a thrill to see it and remember that after all the watering, composting, weeding, lugging of mulch and tying of stems, things are growing
Yes, my one baby radish (Shunkyo Semi-Long) was plucked a little prematurely from the ground, but it was a treat to see its tender radish root and eat the precociously spicy greens. And it's a good encouragement that, even though I didn't get any spring crops planted, the summer and fall crops will yield quite a bounty.
What about you? Are you snipping peas and pulling carrots out of your garden? What's growing right now?
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(Image: Faith Durand)