Saturday, June 29, 2013

Our First Harvest and Thinning the Radishes

First harvest--One beautiful red radish! (Saturday, June 22). It's easy to know when to pick them since the red parts poke out of the ground and stand out so well among the green leaves. :)

Second harvest (Wednesday June 26). Today I harvested some radishes and thinned out our radish patch. Thinning means pulling out a few of the plants that are too close to each other, and it helps the plants and vegetables that stay in the ground to grow stronger and bigger. When Miss Jerri the librarian saw this picture, she said, "I've seen the harvest and I choose the bottoms!" Although in this picture the radishes happen to be at the top of the picture, the yummy parts grow underground. Have you seen the giant radish at the Library? Stop by to see it, and while you're there, pick up the book Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens so you can understand Miss Jerri's comment. :)

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