Mystery vegetable

DibdobMarch 27, 2014

I planted this from a seed packet, obviously scattered the seeds liberally (which would have been per the packet instructions), but I threw the packet away and have NO idea what it is now. Since this photo was taken a few weeks ago, the plants have gotten three times as tall, at least. There's nothing to the root, really. The leaves are a bit prickly and tasteless. I want to know i I should thin the seedlings, but I have no idea what it could be. Thoughts?? Thank you!

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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

I believe they are radishes. At this size, the roots have yet to thicken.

The leaves would indeed be a bit prickly. I'm not sure I'd call them "tasteless" -- but everyone has their own ideas about taste. I've used the young leaves in salads.

Now the bit about "since this photo was taken a few weeks ago," makes me wonder about my radish ID. At that age, I'd expect the roots to be thickening a bit. Still, they're growing too close together and should have been thinned; the crowding would retard their growth.

If someone else agrees they're radishes, thin to 3" apart. (If not radishes, you have a radish relative.)

Do you think you might have planted radishes? Did your seeds look like this photo?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:11PM
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Dibdob

Perhaps a radish! Yes, they're quite tall now, about the height of my mature broccoli plants. Here's a picture of one unearthed just this morning. If it is a radish, is it too late to thin?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 1:29PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Turnip Greens perhaps?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 2:31PM
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Dibdob

Turnips! Yes! Thank you so much!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 5:43PM
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