|Radish leaves reduced to holes, complete with flea beetle - in the centre of the picture.|
I usually make three radish sowings: in March in a sheltered raised bed. I get to March and I long to be able to put something in the ground and radishes seem to fit the bill. The second sowing in April are the parsnip marker rows. Hearteningly, this year's April sowing is shaping up quite well, especially welcome after losing so many of the first lot. The third set, in May, is always totally hit and miss. Mostly miss.
|The leaves may be beetle-bitten, but these radishes are still good to eat, if a bit misshapen.|