Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Root Veggies Galore

It sure does get exciting once I can start pulling things from the garden to eat.  This month many of the root veggies have been ready to pull (along with kale and spinach and peas).  We've had turnips and beets and carrots.

Plus radishes.  I don't actually like radishes.  Not normally.  But I plant them to help control the bugs.  However, a few years ago I tried them pickled at a Korean restaurant, and they are pretty tasty that way.  I did a test run with pickling a few in the fridge.
I used a random recipe off Pinterest.  They turned out amazing!  So now I eat radishes too.  Cort also loves them - he'd eat the whole jar if I let him.

Readers, do you like the root vegetables?

25 comments:

Tom said...

all smiles!

Mildred said...

Yes, it all looks and sounds delicious. John is especially fond of radishes; thx for the tip!

Vicki said...

Rutabagas were a dual use root vegetable on the farm where my Dad grew up in MN. They were used as supplemental animal feed and as a table vegetable. Dad planted some one summer in our garden and they quickly became one of my favorites.

Out on the prairie said...

I have lots of radishes so will have to try a few pickled.A neighbor made like chicken salad with them omitting the chicken.

Steve Surratt said...

That's a happy Gardner there. Working in the garden together priceless. I'd have to go with potatoes for myself...My dad used to grow so many turnips I got sick of 'em. I remember him yanking them out of the ground, knocking most of the dirt off, then eating them like an apple.

PioneerPreppy said...

The root veggies also help keep the soil fluffy!!!

Heather said...

I'm not usually a radish person either, but I planted radishes this year to combat the bugs (at your suggestion!) and I have picked a few - they are delicious! I planted the Easter Egg variety. I wasn't planning on picking them, but the kids grabbed some and ate them, so I did as well. I guess I will be planting more!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like radishes--I've never tried them pickled, but they sound good. Your garden sure looks healthy. We have blooms on the tomato plants and are holding our breaths that we get some. We planted a bit late, but hopefully soon we'll have some lettuce.

Karen S. said...

What a great picture, you can see his excitement from ear to ear! Perfect fun lesson in gardening here!

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Veggies look great!! Did not know about radishes combating bugs... hubby never wants to plant them...plus I never heard of them pickled...will have to try them.

Angie said...

oh wow.. what a beautiful harvest - you are so very blessed.

Sally said...

Good work there, Lisa! I do like root veggies, but like you never actually liked radishes. I think you're on to something there. :)

xoxo

Ginny Hartzler said...

You have a whole grocery store produce section in your garden! Phil loves radishes sliced thin in salads or just plain. I didn't know they control bugs! All I heave heard of is marigolds. What kind of bugs do you have? We have earwigs and stink bugs.But I don't know if they eat garden things.

Laurie said...

Oh my, yes! Love root vegetables....all vegetables. I just discovered this year that I like beets. I like radishes, but never tried pickled ones. I'll have to do that. That sure is a cutie pie holding those turnips.

Crystal Collier said...

It has always been my curse not to be a huge fan of vegetables period. I think it's related to this slight case of OCD and having grown up with a garden and seeing what kinds of things grow in/around/happen to fresh produce. (I'm mostly the same way with fruit.) Anything pickled is usually great though.

Maggid said...

Look at that brilliant smile!!! Radishes . . YUM!

DMS said...

Yum! Love getting fresh veggies and root veggies from the garden. Turnips (and turnip fries) are at the top of my list! The radishes also sound tasty. :)
~Jess

Harry Flashman said...

I like radishes, I eat them raw. Sometimes seeing pictures of your kids reminds me of when mine were home. I sure do miss them.

Alica said...

I discovered yellow beets this summer at our Amish neighbor's roadside stand. They're delicious! I never had pickled radishes, but they sound really good. Do you share the recipe?

Sharon Wagner said...

Pinterest recipes to the rescue. my grandma loved pickled beets.

Lin said...

I LOVE beets!

TexWisGirl said...

i eat a lot of radishes. in salads i pack for lunch or raw as a side to sandwiches. :) glad you found a way to enjoy them. hope you're having a great summer, lisa.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow,, your garden is doing wonderful,, and Cort is sooo cute!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

Root veggies are great!

Annette said...

I love seeing your boys in the garden. They must be so well-rounded (like their mom) and healthy too! I don't think I'd ever be able to convince my son to eat an entire radish...