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Travis Halverson
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This is growing in my smallish hugelbed. I haven't figured out what it is. Any help is appreciated.


I've tasted some and I'm not dead, yet. It has radish notes to it. The pods are tender.


Here is some still flowering.

After I built the hugelbed, I broadcasted seeds from a home sprouting seed mix. I don't have the packaging anymore so I'm unsure of what I broadcasted. Could be anything in the seed bank too.

Thanks!
 
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Looks like radish.
 
Eric Thompson
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Yup, radish! Brush away soil from the top of the root a little and you can better see what kind of radish..

Saving seeds is easy - let the pods dry out and brown on the stalk - when fully dry break the pods and deparate out the little seeds. If I have a lot I use a chipper and quick had winnowing..
Radish seeds are easily planted in early spring, and can also be sprouted to harvest tasty salad sprouts 4" high
 
Travis Halverson
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Great! Thanks all.

I should have researched radish since it tasted like radish.

I have many plants and pulled one. Just a root, not a radish, tuber type.

Now to find some recipes.
 
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Some radishes ("Podding" radish or "Rattail" radish) are raised for those crunchy edible seedpods, and not for roots.
 
Travis Halverson
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Must be what I have. Now that I know for sure it's food, I've been munching on 'em more today. I like the taste better than a radish root. More mild.

I'm looking for some fermented radish pod recipes now.
 
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