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Jun 12, 2014 02:56 PM

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 ( 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.