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Dec 23, 2010

Today's harvest


I'm very happy to harvest a white radish with straight and thick root for the first time. Since I picked up a split-root radish as I mentioned on the last blog I wonder if most of my white radish were deformed.

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6 comments:

milka said...

One of my favourite, great for steamboat, yummy!

Mark Willis said...

The two-legged one looks a bit rude! - But the other one seems perfect. I don't know if white radish is like carrots in this respect, but carrots often go "forked" if you givethem too much manure or fertiliser.

becky3086 said...

Looks very nice. I want to try radishes again this year. I have trouble with root crops because the soil is so poor here even with all my composting.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Will be nice for Oden!

p3chandan said...

My favourite veggie! Will make soup or just blanche it and eat like a snack without any seasoning (my diet food!).Im trying to grow them next year.

takaeko said...

>milka
Yes! Steamboat dishs or nabe dishes are very popular in Japan especially in winter. Daiko radishes will take an important role in the dishes.

>Mark
Well, the cause of deformation is still unclear but in my case I would have to cultivate planting bed of the daikons much deeper making much space for the roots, I think.

>Becky
As I mentioned above to Mark, if you want to plant daikons next, I recommend you cultivate soil deeper and give them balanced nutrition. I also try daikons next season so I hope we can exchange ideas !

>Malay
Yeah! No Japanese people decline Oden in winter, I believe!
Daikons which have absorb much soup when well-boiled is fantastic!

>p3chandan
Your daikon diet food sounds interesting! I wish to let me know how you make it!
My wife will get curious about it!