Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lovely Watermelon Radish


Lovely Watermelon Radish
Originally uploaded by catchesthelight

Do you already have spring fever? I do, and I want to plant seeds. I bought some on impulse because the photo on the seed packet was so beguiling.
Do you ever buy seeds because the packet photo grabs your attention?
Watermelon radishes are fabulous looking, pink interiors, white exteriors with pale green shoulders. Yes, watermelons! They look like watermelons when sliced, which is so pretty and colorful and unexpected that it makes me smile.
They are round, large (3 inches round) and said to be sweet.
I bought a pack from Lake Valley Seed and aim to plant them soon. This pack is nonGMO. It is about 65 degrees here and they like cool weather.
They are new to me. Aren't they cute?

35 comments:

Linda said...

Those radishes look wonderful! Success with your seeds and planting. I am ready to get my raised beds ready for planting. Who would have thought it would be too cold here in southwest Louisiana for veggie bed prep? Linda@Wetcreek and Wetcreek Museum Blogs

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Those are really sweet looking, Terra. I bet they will be good especially when they are home grown..Happy Sunday..Judy

Weekend-Windup said...

For me too they are new. They looks wonderful...

Librarian said...

They will make any dish look so much more interesting and picturesque! Never heard of them until now.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

The thought of radishes looking like the inside of a watermelon when sliced would intrigue me and tempt me to have a go at growing them. Glad they taste
like radishes since I don't like the taste of watermelons - ha ha! Have a good week!

Blackberry Lane said...

That's a lovely radish and new to me, too. Hope you have a lot of success with the seeds.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That looks like a very interesting veggie. I will be on the lookout for them in my gardening store.

Michaele said...

How neat is that. Now if they only tasted like watermelon too. I don't like radishes to eat but these look like fun to grow.

Stephanie said...

I don't think I have ever heard of watermelon radishes, but they look very pretty and I bet they are quite tasty :) Have a delightful week!

Happyone said...

I've never seen them before.

Spring is too far away from us yet to be thinking about it. : ) There is about a foot of snow in my yard and more is falling as I write this.

Denise said...

Yummy in my tummy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm not a huge fan of radishes,but I would plant these just because they look pretty.Who knows,they might even be tasty.

forgetmenot said...

Have never seen or heard of those, but they certainly are pretty. Mickie:)

Shelly said...

I have never heard of these- now I want some!

Friko said...

Yes, february is the month for starting off radishes round here, but you need to keep the soil warm after sewing. A bit of hay would do.

Michelle said...

Those look delicious!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those are striking. Never seen anything like it before.

Jane the Booklady said...

How pretty they are! I wonder if they're available in England and if they would grow here? I must go in search! Jane xx

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, in my blog.

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-sigh- And I can't remember her name now! Grrrr....

I recently got her first book out of the library, but the print was so small, that it was difficult for me to read. I had to take it back, without enjoying it. -pout- The older lady sleuth looked like she would be fun too. -moan-

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Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Buying seed packets because of the pretty picture.... Is a lot like reading a book, because the cover art intrigues you. :-)

Quite natural, I'd say.

Tessa~

Lynda said...

That is the first I have heard of them, too. I love radishes. I guess you eat the green part? The description sounds good of them.

Laura said...

I've never seen these before… quite beautiful!

Wanda said...

Won't they look good in a salad, and taste good too.

I need to get out in my back yard, but I've been putting it off. Maybe I need to go seed shopping and see the pictures.

Queenie Believe said...

Absolutely beautiful radishes. So pretty and I bet delicious too. Thanks for stopping by Queenie's wee blog.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

jean said...

Terra, I have bought seeds because of the pretty packaging. Here's hoping your watermelon radishes grow and give you good eats! They do look good.

Carol Z said...

I've never seen these before, but they are pretty. We've got another day of snow and I am so grateful to be inside and visiting with blog friends. Spring, come soon!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh, I need those, TODAY!!! LOL...it's certainly not spring here.

Jen

Nan said...

I've never seen these radishes and long to score some seeds to try them!

Cathy said...

Hi there--Yes, I think we do have a lot in common. Nice to meet you, and will enjoy following you.

Those radishes look pretty, but I think I'd like eating watermelon better. :)

Hazel Moon said...

They do look so pretty. I love to plant and harvest from ones own garden spot.

Art @ Home said...

These radishes are so pretty that I want to paint them! Wouldn't they make a fun painting!

I have spring fever so bad I can hardly stand it!

Diane Writes said...

It's my first time to encounter watermelon radish. I'm really curious but there's no way to have them here.

Have a great week Terra!

Bluebird49 said...

Haven't had radishes in ages!These look so good, I think that is about to change! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment, Terra. Hope this is a blessed day for you!

Dee said...

I have to get some of these....I have never noticed them before...

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How lovely! I want to try one.