Friday, April 14, 2017
Do You Have This Zippy Snack Pod in Your Garden?
I just plunked some roselle seeds in the garden. (Sow Hibiscus sabdariffa now to have edible leaves for harvesting through the summer (as a lettuce substitute) and the wonderful Vitamin C rich flower calyx in the fall.)
As I was coming back I passed these tasty, tangy pods on one of my plants and grabbed some to show you.
Hint they are not a sugar pea or any kind of pea.
Most people are not aware of this edible seed pod, you usually eat the root!
What is it?
There is even a variety of radish grown specifically for this green edible pod.
You can see information on the "Rat's Tail Radish" on Baker Creek, for more information on that particular variety.
However ALL OF the radish varieties have edible pods. You just need to make sure you get them green and tender, like a sugar pea pod.
I had not harvested this radish and was just ignoring it - the bees love the flowers and suddenly their they were ready for the picking!
What is growing in your garden that you may not recognize as edible?
Have a wonderful, and safe Easter and Passover Weekend,
-- Catherine, The Herb Lady
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