Windy Week

Sheesh! I thought the wind was supposed to be gone today, but apparently not. The tomato and pepper seedlings are getting crazy big, and they really need to spend some time outdoors before planting. However, I’m not going to subject them to 50 mph gusts yet. After they’ve been out for a couple weeks it won’t matter. Right now…especially with all the tomato drama, I think the wind could pretty badly damage some of these plants.I can’t help but feel bad for the plants crammed under my lights though…I can’t raise the lights any higher!

Enough whining about the wind and the tomato plants.

We harvested a whole bunch of radishes, lettuce, and spinach from the Family of 4 Garden on Tuesday! We pulled the largest radishes, and ended up with about 7 bunches. We also picked the largest leaves off the spinach and lettuce, which yielded about a pound of salad greens.

Mostly the radishes are red ‘Cherriette’ radishes, but there are a few of the Easter Egg radishes left over from last year. The huge volume of radishes is why it is more ideal to plant a smaller amount of radishes every week for several weeks, rather than all at once. I think 7 bunches of radishes is more radish sandwiches than I care to eat in one week!

Family of 4 Garden:

  • 7 bunches radishes @ $1.39/lb = $9.73
  • 1 lb. baby spinach/lettuce @ $7.00/lb = $7.00

Weekly Total: $16.73

Yearly Total: $16.73

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 29, 2010, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beautiful radishes. I’d eat a bunch right now. I’m trying to plant just a few every week or so this year to spread them out better.

  2. Love them! I haven’t yet planted any radishes but I got the soil for the bed where they will go. A perfect project for tomorrow evening!

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