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7/26/12 6:31 P

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There is always the local food bank or a commodities distribution center where you can give them to those who are hungry.
I take many of my excess crops there. Even not so perfect apples are appreciated here at mine by the people who receive them.
I even had some come help me pick last year.

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7/18/12 5:12 P

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Same here about raw only. Mostly sliced in salads or cut to make flowers that open in ice water - always enjoyed making them more than eating them (which I guess is true of most garnishes)

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7/17/12 3:09 P

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I'm finding the idea of cooking radishes intriguing. In all my life, I've only had them raw, so this is a whole new idea for me!

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7/17/12 1:32 P

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I found a recipe for cream of radish soup - gonna try that next. I chopped some fine and added it to chicken soup yesterday - can't taste the radishy flavor, but I know its gotta be good for me!

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7/16/12 6:26 P

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Sauteed with garlic? I'm going to try that. I have yet to find a way to eat radishes that appeals to me. I plant to mark the location of slower-germinating seeds and nothing more... emoticon

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7/9/12 11:36 P

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I did find a recipe for pickled radishes - even gives directions for making little roses out of them before you pickle them. Its done that way in Japan, evidently. I'm loving the sauteed radishes with garlic - who knew I could get DH to eat radishes and actually LIKE them??

You're right . . . they are cute!

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7/9/12 12:54 P

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What possessed you is that they are cute and easy and grow so fast--who can resist?!

Sautee or bake with balsamic vinegar.

I shred them on salads.

Or try pickling. I'm sure you can Google some easy recipes with vinegar that will make it last for a month.

Try epicurious.com, put in your ingredients in the search box and it will give you some recipes.

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7/7/12 8:14 P

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Thanks for the storage tips!

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7/7/12 9:20 A

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Radishes store longer in the refrigerater if you can keep the humidity around 90%. So I would put them in a plastic zip-bag with a damp paper towel.

Radishes can be grown as both a spring and fall crop and their seeds stay viable for a few years. So if you want both red & white radishes you can plant just part of the pack in spring & more of it in the fall.

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7/6/12 4:11 P

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can you freeze them? Mine didn't grow. So I have to buy them. But I got a big bag and I'm going to try and freeze mine. I figure they will be fine in cooked stuff.

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7/6/12 3:37 P

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I wish I had your radish problem. The tops on mine looked great, but the roots are pencil thin and I've never had a problem with the white radish until this year. I just pulled them and will mulch them into the garden.

There's not much one can do for a variance in radish preparation and consumption.

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7/6/12 3:16 P

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I've tried! So far, no takers!

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7/6/12 3:14 P

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Give some to you neighbors!

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7/6/12 2:49 P

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I don't know what possessed me to plant two packets of radish seeds - one white and one red. I am inundated. I'm snacking on them, eating cucumber/radish salad and tonight I will fry some. (they taste like potatoes)

Anybody have any other suggestions?

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