This week we took our spring radishes out of the cold room. (We put them in the cold room about 10 days ago, This is to help initiate flowering – we want them to all flower at the same time.) We planted 2 beds in the field with 2 rows per bed with 6 inch … More Time for spring radishes to go in the ground
A row of winter radishes in 3” pots. I spaced these out where I wanted to plant them. Then I dug my trowel into the ground and opened a hole. I removed the plant + giant solid plug from the pot and placed it in the hole. I snugged the soil up around the top … More Planting winter radishes for seed
Bring what you need to the field. This is harvest efficiency tip #1. If you’re bunching carrots – bring bins and the elastics you’ll use to bunch them. Bring enough bins and enough elastics. Going back to the barn for more elastics mid way eats up your time and sinks your harvest efficiency. 🥕 🥕 … More Harvest efficiency tip #1 bring what you need
Harvesting spring radishes for seed production. 1️⃣ What is the perfect French Breakfast radish? Cylindrical with a bit of a narrow top. Nicely defined colours with a clear transition. A short white tip. It’s good to define what you’re selecting for right from the start. 2️⃣ Radish beds ready to be pulled. 3️⃣ Harvest begins … More Harvesting spring radishes for seed production
These are my skunk radishes. They came out of a cross of watermelon radish and black radish and some long radishes. The Skunk radishes are actually the ones with black on top and white on bottom. We cut a slit into each radish to see the insides and then sorted all the radishes based on … More Selecting skunk radishes for seed
A spiral of radish seed pods The pods turn from green to gold as the seeds swell Each seed a potential radish Each radish a potential spiral Unless of course you eat them My next free online workshop is on Thursday March 17 at 2pm Eastern …
Each of these seeds is a radish. A 4 gallon bucket of radish seed is a lot of radishes. (And we’ve got more than 1 bucket!) But is it enough? Answering that comes down to the math. Think about how many bedfeet of radish you’ll grow next year. Then turn that into a number of … More Enough radish seeds?
“Let me out of here!” said the radish seed in the germ chamber. These were started Thursday and then ignored until Tuesday. This seed lot looks fine.
Last week, we brought in the Radish Seed Crop. Crisp pods covered the radish plants So we drove the tractor out to the field Pulled whole plants with roots and tossed them on a tarp – all in the same orientation Rolled the tarps up and stacked them on the wagon. These are going to … More Bringing The Seed Radish Harvest In
There has been a request from the @fermetournesol seed crew to retire my favourite seed cleaning screen. I love this red colander. The square openings on the bottom are the perfect size for radish seed. But I can accept that sunbleached and brittle, its time has come. Thank you red colander for all the seeds … More Sunbleached and brittle