This week the radishes arrived in my garden. Checked on them every day to see if they were ready and within one day they popped. Radishes are a cold weather vegetable, which means I was able to plant the seeds 5 weeks ago when it was still quite cold in New Jersey. Now I must harvest two rows and plan some delicious recipes. I'm planning to roast some for a side dish and then pickle a bunch to use as an appetizer, and of course use them in salads. Recipes will follow.
Back in March I ordered my plants on-line from The Tasteful Garden in Alabama. The 17 healthy plants arrived about a week ago, but had to be kept warm in the garage because the temperature went down to 37 degrees at night last week. A friend of mine has ordered from this company before and has been very pleased. Heirloom tomatoes were a large part of the order, and my favorite tomato name was the "Mortgage Lifter". So this weekend the weather finally cooperated and I've been busy planting the garden.