Saturday, October 24, 2015

Strike bush green bean

I ordered Strike bush green beans, I have seen videos on how productive they are. It is a 55 day to harvest green bean.  I paid $4.50 for 200 seeds.

Plant seed approximately 1 in. deep, space 4-8 inches  in row with rows 24-30 in. apart. These Beans do not tolerate frost so not a good choice to plant in fall. They like soil tempature to be at least 60 degrees.So I will wait till May to direct sow. Unless we have an early start of temps in April again. 

I also purchased 
Daikon Radish  (300 Seed's) It was only $1.75
 The word daikon means "great root" in Japanese. In cool weather, daikon growth is quick and steady. The fully mature daikon can grow up to about 18 inches long and weighs 5 or 6 pounds. There are several varieties. Some are thin and long, while others are short and round. All radish greens are edible.

 This is a cool-season, fast-maturing, easy-to-grow
 Place the seeds ¾ inch deep and 6 inches apart. Leave 3 feet between rows to allow for mature spread. The plants will mature within 60 to 70 days. 
The  tap root that can reach far into the soil to reclaim nitrogen.

This is a very large white radish, from Japan. Eaten raw daikon root  has a very mild taste and is very low in calories, coming in at around 6 calories per ounce. They're a prolific vegetable and can often grow up to 20" in length with a diameter of 4" 
The radishes store well once the tops have been removed. The radish leaves cause moisture and nutrient loss during storage. Store greens separately for 2-3 days

It can be shredded like cabbage or Sweet Pickled.
Sliced up and tossed with carrots, red peppers, shallots, olive oil, salt and pepper. And then roasted. 

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