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Post  emadethis on 5/26/2013, 3:13 pm

Can I harvest my radish greens and still pull up radishes later? The leaves are a good usable size, and I love the taste, but I love the radishes just as much. I'm hoping someone will tell me that I can have my cake and eat it too.
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Post  Frenchbean on 5/26/2013, 3:21 pm

@emadethis wrote:Can I harvest my radish greens and still pull up radishes later? The leaves are a good usable size, and I love the taste, but I love the radishes just as much. I'm hoping someone will tell me that I can have my cake and eat it too.

yes you can Wink . Only don't take all the leaves as the radish still needs to make its food

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Re: Radish greens before the radishes?

Post  camprn on 5/26/2013, 3:23 pm

If you take all the leaves the radish root will take a lot longer to form. the leaves supply the plant with energy.

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Post  emadethis on 5/26/2013, 4:35 pm

woo hoo! I'll try and split the difference in their harvest times, or maybe I'll just wait until the radishes are totally ready, then I can saute the greens and eat the radishes raw.
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