Today, I noticed the radishes are crowding each other again, so I took this as an opportunity to thin them out. However, at this point, it more resembles harvesting than thining: when thinning out the radishes, I picked the larger of the radishes to remove. This left me with a pile of radishes that are fit for eating and cooking with. Still working out what to do with them; any suggestions are very welcome. The sprouts for the next round of radishes have sprouted already, so I don’t see the stream of radishes stopping anytime soon. Hopefully the carrots catch up and I have more carrots than I know what to do with to deal with.
During a windstorm over the winter, the cherry tree got hit very hard. One half of the tree twisted and split into several parts along the length of the trunk. I know that the entire tree is likely going to die in the next year or two, but I was hoping to have the severely damaged half to produce another harvest before I cut it off. It is becoming very apparent that is not going to happen, so sometime this will, I am going to break out the chainsaw and cut off the bad part.
I do have several other cherry trees growing on the property, but only one of them is anywhere close to producing a full harvest. This tree was already two feet tall when I moved onto the property three years ago. It has flowered every year since I have been here with a few flowers. I expect these trees will end up replacing the producing cherry tree in the next few years. I may end up with a few years where I don’t get any cherries if the new trees are not producing in quantity in time.