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Topic: Radish leaves
Posted By: Melissa Mead
Subject: Radish leaves
Date Posted: 02 May 2015 at 19:22
Anybody know any good uses for full-grown radish leaves?

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Posted By: Hoser
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 03:26
They make a wonderful slightly bitter pesto Melissa, or you can wilt them and serve them up not.

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Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 07:04
Sounds good! Thanks!

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Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 09:16
Alternatively, depending where you have them in the garden, they are good companions plants. Among other things, they help repel cucumber beetles, and are a trap plant for flea beetles.

Also, if you let them bolt, the seed pods, pickled, make a tasty addition to salads. Or they can sub for capers.

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Posted By: gonefishin
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 10:15
Originally posted by HistoricFoodie HistoricFoodie wrote:

Alternatively, depending where you have them in the garden, they are good companions plants. Among other things, they help repel cucumber beetles, and are a trap plant for flea beetles.

Also, if you let them bolt, the seed pods, pickled, make a tasty addition to salads. Or they can sub for capers.

  Having had previous problems with cucumber beetles...that is huge advice!  The additional information, on the seed pods, is equally welcome advice as well!

  Thanks


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Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 17:30
Yes, thank you!

These were store-bought. I sauteed them, plus some "home grown" dandelion greens, with half a sweet onion, a stalk of celery, a radish, and a couple of chopped-up links of breakfast sausage. It was good!


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Posted By: drinks
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 17:50
Plant some seeds, eat radishes, radish greens and radish seed pods.


Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 18:11
Dan, when you plant your cukes, put a row of radishes about 4 inches outboard of the cucumbers on each side of the trellis. That'll help deter the little beasties.

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Posted By: gonefishin
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 18:56
Originally posted by HistoricFoodie HistoricFoodie wrote:

Dan, when you plant your cukes, put a row of radishes about 4 inches outboard of the cucumbers on each side of the trellis. That'll help deter the little beasties.

  Next time I plant cukes...I'll do just that...thanks!  I was surprised at how quickly they take over...you find that you have a problem...then they're all over the rest of your crop! These are the same guys that took my squash before too, aren't they?

  thanks!  


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Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 04 May 2015 at 13:29
Technically, Dan, squash bugs and cucumber beetles are different critters.

Squash bugs tend to grow larger. I control them, primarily, by hand-picking and---pardon the pun---squashing them.

Both can be controlled with organic and synthetic insecticides if that's your proclivity.

The one that's a real bitch to control is the squash vine borer. It's larvae burrow into the stem, just above ground level, and the plant dies.

An interesting aside: Pioneer gardeners didn't have to cope with the myriad of pests we contend with, as most of them were imported from Europe and the Far East.

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Posted By: drinks
Date Posted: 04 May 2015 at 15:06
Another cutey we have a lot of here is the leaf footed shield beetle.
It is a prime candidate for squishing, too!



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