April 19, 2013
While today is overcast with wind and rain, the weather is supposed to pick up tomorrow and continue on through for the next 5-10 days. I'm hoping this means my peas will start blossoming soon. I've been checking them every day for the past week for signs of tiny purple flowers, but so far, so green.
It's been a little over a month now since I planted my radishes, turnips, carrots, and salad greens, and they're growing well. Yesterday I decided to thin my radish and arugula seedlings to make more space for the rest to grow, so I gathered them up on a plate to wash and store in the refrigerator for salad and things. I guess I could've transplanted them into a different pot or something, but it seems to me like we've got plenty left in the ground to keep us busy. I've never grown any of these types of vegetables before, so I think it's probably best to play it safe rather than set myself up to waste food.
One thing I learned about radishes recently (and turnips) is that you can eat the greens, so I'm looking forward to radish green pesto, and radish green soup. For now, I'm just snacking on these sprouts as-is. They're delicious.