My radishes are growing so well under the umbrella greenhouses that I started thinning them this morning. Not one to throw away fresh greens, I topped my breakfast with the culled radishlings. Radish micro greens are quite the lookers, with frilly green leaves above a bright red root that will eventually be the vegetable we know so well. They are spicy and colourful, adding a lot of punch to lunch!
If you have a a heavily seeded crop of greens that need thinning, save the seedlings for your meals. Harvest radishes or other vegetables plants as micro greens by snipping the whole seedling as close to the soil as possible. You can cut with a clean pair of scissors or pinch with a sharp thumbnail. Avoid pulling the plants out by the tops, as they may lift the roots of the other plants you are hoping to keep in place.
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