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What is this vegetable?

This is pretty embarrassing, but I can't figure out what this is! There seems to be plenty of them, however. I threw out all my seed packets and I can't remember all what I planted this year.


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  1. I think that's daikon (or some other kind of radish), gone to seed.

      1. Arugula Roquette flowering perhaps?

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        1. re: Cheese Boy

          The flowers look right, but arugula doesn't produce those seed pods (or at least mine doesn't).

          1. re: small h

            I'm doubtful myself.
            The flowers should be yellow IIRC, and the leaf isn't quite right either.

            1. re: Cheese Boy

              Dead ringer for my arugula. White flowers, longish seed pods and leaves with less lobes on the stems near the blossoms.

              I let the spring planting self seed and do not cut the dead plants down until late August. This gives enough shade to keep the soil reasonably cool for the young plants. I am in Chicago not far from Lake Michigan and often have arugula into November.

        2. Did you know that you can eat radish pods either raw or cooked? Search for radish pods recipe on the web for more info.

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            1. re: small h

              l didn't say I liked them, just that they were edible!

              1. re: DonShirer

                I like them okay, myself. I thought your post was a recommendation, but I see now that I was wrong. Did you ever find a recipe you found to be at least C+ level? I expect pods-no-radishes this year, same as last, so I need to be ready.

          1. I definitely know I didn't plant any radishes of any sort.

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            1. re: Barbara76137

              What brassicacae (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica...) did you plant? And how long ago did you plant? Working backwards from that it should be possible to figure out.

              It sure looks like a brassica that's gone to seed.

              1. re: AmyH

                Nope, didn't plant okra. I'm really stumped!

              2. Whether you planted them or not, that looks exactly like a radish gone to seed. Could have blown in from a neighbor's garden.

                1. did you plant a salad greens mix? looks like maybe a mustard? try a nibble see what the taste reminds you of.

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                  1. re: daislander

                    Umm, I don't think it's a very good idea to put anything in your mouth you cannot identify. Please don't eat random things.

                    1. re: Jerseygirl111

                      Op made it sound like it was something she planted and just couldn't remember what it was.

                      As a gardener I do it quite often. Sometime you can smell a leave or crush a stem or just bite into something. Dosnt mean you have to eat it. I probably wouldnt in someone else's garden. I would hope someone has enough common sense if they thought it would be harmful not to do it.

                      1. re: Jerseygirl111

                        Agree. See the Sean Penn produced movie "Into the Wild," to scare the bejesus out of you on foraging.

                    2. Radish pods. They could be turnip pods, as well.

                      1. They look like mustard seed pods to me.

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                        1. looks like my bolted bok choy….

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                          1. re: Emme

                            Bolted bok choi has very different leaves.

                          2. Rats Tails Radish (Raphanus caudatus)!!???