Summer is here and our garden is in full bloom, so this Cucumber Radish salad comes straight out of our tiny backyard farm.
I am looking for things that are in season that I can put together to feed my family. For me, there is no better feeling for me than going out to my garden and hunting around for things that I can create that have grown in my backyard. The garden was born through trial and error, mostly error the first couple of years since I had no idea what I was doing. Growing up in the urban jungle I had never even seen half the vegetables I planted grow so I had no idea what they would look like or how they were supposed to grow. I am happy to report that we have figured out to some extent the ins and outs of backyard gardening.
The radishes are beautiful and bountiful. If you have never tried to grow radishes, I am here to tell you they are incredibly easy to grow. They do not take much space and come to fruition quite quickly. No green thumb needed for radishes at all, so if you love radishes, toss some seeds into a little dirt and watch them grow. You can grow them in the ground or in a long rectangular garden pot. Make sure the soil is loose and sow them directly from seed into the soil leaving enough room in between seeds for a little more than the size of a radish; they are ready for harvest when you can see the top of the radishes growing out of the soil. The leaves are edible but I personally find them too bitter to use.
Radishes can be eaten plain, in a salad, pickled, on sandwiches, in this cucumber radish salad or whatever else you can dream up for them, they are quite versatile.
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