Radish and Lettuce Picking In the Garden

As we gear up for Phase 2 of the garden (that’s Summer time), our Spring plants are in full bloom and ready to be picked. If you open up our fridge right now you’ll see bags and bags of wrapped greens, peas and more.

Soon we’ll be transitioning our containers to the Summer soybeans, watermelons and cantaloupes which means many of our leafy greens need to be picked. Radishes are usually planted 3-4 times a year and the first harvest is already ready. As soon as the radishes are picked, then the new seeds are planted immediately after (literally minutes later!). The radishes reside next to the carrots which we’re all anxiously waiting for.

First up, the lettuce.
The seeds were planted on March 31 and transplanted outside to their containers on May 7.  Remember when they were just babies?
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Well look at them a month later…! They are bigger than my head!
Our lettuce heads ready to be picked!  #lettuce #greens #vegetablegarden #vegetables #containergarden #rooftopgarden

 

 

Oh lettuce, you guys are just beauties.
Lettuce ready to be picked.

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Each head weighs almost 2 pounds.  I’ve  been looking at new ways to store them and I found the foil method which is wrapping up lettuce in aluminum foil and then putting in the fridge.  I’ve tried this with a head about 10 days ago and the head still looks brand new!
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Now on to the radishes!
On May 1 they were just starting to sprout their leafy heads up…
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And then 1 month later, they’re full size and ready to be picked. I love radishes because it’s such a quick turnaround.
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Can we talk about how big these radishes get too?  
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I’ve got radishes for days.
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Anyone want some radishes?
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I store radishes in a bag in the fridge in the crisper drawer.  I store them the exact same way as carrots.  Radishes last a long time so enjoy your time with them.
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Next up… sugar snap peas.  Don’t you just love veggie season?

What are you growing in the garden?  

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