These 'early' radishes were planted much too late in their season and pretty much went directly to flower instead of producing a big radish root. Why? If a plant doesn't feel secure it will put all its energy into producing flowers - so that it can produce seeds - and ensure its survival into the next generation.
Great for me, with zero chemicals sprayed the flowers are edible (bitter, but pretty as a garnish), or, I can collect and save the seeds for the next season, or, I can sprout the seeds and add to salads, or, I can just enjoy the flowers which are attracting the biodiversity I need for a healthy market-garden.
This is the everyday abundance, beauty and magic of the natural world.
#tucson weather lets us get #radish crop no. 2 of the week. Relaxing Sunday evening with a little helper and a refreshment. Some great peace after a very softball-full weekend! Time for some #pickling! Back to work and softballing tomorrow! #backyardgardening