21 hours ago
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We planted watermelon radishes in the late spring, only to realize that they need 55-65 days before ready to harvest.
Well, it got too hot and none of them made it.
We tried it again in the fall, and voila! We have a whole patch of watermelon radishes in the October garden!
(and they took less than 55 days). Radish loves cool weather.
Watermelon Radish is also known as Rooseheart or Chinese Daikon radish.
I always see them in salads at farm to table restaurants, but can never find them at the market.
Well, now I have my own, and in October to boot!
I told you this was the garden that keeps giving.
Here, I made a simple fall salad w/ some local apples and arugula.
Nothing much to it, but very delicious and pretty.
Fall Apple Radish Salad:
1 apple, cut into matchsticks (I leave skin on)
2 watermelon radish, sliced on a mandolin
bunch of arugula
a few scallions, chopped
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
Mix the apples, radish slices and arugula in a bowl.
Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the salad.
Then a splash of the vinegar and the oil.
Lightly toss and serve right away.
This is bright and tasty.
Crisp, like October.