I’ve let a few Radishes go to seed this year. The flower stems are very tall with pretty little white flowers at the top. The flowers disappear quite quickly to be replaced by a small pod which gets larger over time. The slugs seem to like eating the pods so I have tied them up like a bunch of flowers to lift them off the ground. This seems to have worked. I’ve had great success this year with Peas that I saved from last year and also Runner Beans. Both germinated fine and we have eaten lots of sweet and juicy peas for free!
Did you know that radish pods are really tasty? (before they mature and dry out) You can also pickle them but I think fresh is better!
The pods look as though they are holding a lot of seed – hope you keep the slugs off!
Wow Rose – thanks for the top tip. I think I’ll need to save them this year but next year I’ll grow more and give pickling a go!
can you tell me how or when i can get the seeds out of the pods for next year? thanks…..