Tuesday, February 8, 2011

French round radish in containers.

Wow! this is another produce of mine that I am tasting, looking, harvesting and ahem growing for the very first time. I am on top of the world after harvesting my first round radish on the top of my roof yooooohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! was my reaction today morning when I decided after two three days of contemplating with the help of googling, the exact time to harvest french radish. I prayed and then very very very delicately held the leaves of my organically grown radish and pulled it and lo... here it was the cute little darling ( in the back of my mind I was talking to the radish --" my baby did I hurt you?"). Here is the beauty in all its glory for you to see.... a moment to remember for me..

All ready to see outside world.
here she is,, wow what colour, its more beautiful than the seed pack showed.
and I rushed downstairs to show it to my husband, (you can see my impatience I havent washed it till now :-)  )

and then my hubby had to go to office and yes I prepared a simple, beautiful salad with this radish for him, and it turned  very nice, :( could not take a picture of that due to morning hustle bustle. I would like to tell, how i hated to cut the little thing with a knife but even then it presented a good show, i didnot peeled it and it gave real good shade to the salad with a mix of red, white and as i cut the leaves too so it was green too, I put some sprouted moong, lemon , salt and pepper. It was yum ofcourse, I could see it from the expression of his face and yes i was also very happy as it was totally oraganic fresh and home produced. You must be thinking why i prepared a salad for my Husband first, well he is the one who is sharing my new obsession with interest and helping me in every way he could, he deserve that don't he?

I have grown 14 red radishes  and they are all ready to come up within a week .

Here is how the radish journey began on my terrace in containers. It all happened in a month:---

I planted one seed in one small pot, but now after looking at the size of harvest I think I could have planted three in one small pot, well next time:---

Now this is what happened to Radish Number 2, goes to my dear Son Abhinav :-----

All Set......


hmmmmm... let me try (tasting radish for the first time)


will finish it mommy......

Today was a good day!!!!!!


  1. You are right about Gardening being an obsessive compulsive "disorder". You have to fight against the odds and be crazy enough to be over the moon with happiness just by the sight of a new leaf. You also need a stout heart as you will often have to hold back your tears because your dog/a squirrel or even your child found the plant first and put it to innovative use.

    PS: Lucky to have a son who would eat raw radish, or at least be willing to bite one and post with it.


  2. O Yes! its sheer luck that my little one eats radish and all healthy green food.
    Thanks for agreeing that gardening is indeed an compulsive obsession, but yes, I won't call it disorder in my case.... actually it has ordered everything. Ofcourse joy of sprouting up of a new leaf is immeasurable, it seems you too have a green thumb :).

  3. "it seems you too have a green thumb :)" I too wish I had that. In fact, I write from the experience of losing my twenty year old bonsai due to NOIDA water. Now not one of them is left.

  4. 20 year old bonsais and loosing them all to water!!! so sorry to hear that, I can guess ur loss.

  5. Hi Manisha,
    Love your blog and look forward to reading more about your rooftop and terrace edible gardening endeavours. Best wishes.

  6. hey! thanx for following and appreciating. you really made my day. will be posting soon as the garden grows.