I really want to shout out "Let the new gardening year begin!" but ironically enough, this first post of the new year presents my very last harvest of 2010.
I was a bit worried that the daikons wouldn't survive a whole month of snow and bitter cold temperatures. But the weather finally warmed up a bit while we were out of town during the last week of December, and I had one day window of opportunity to pull the daikon radishes out of the ground on December 31.
The green tops looked pretty wilted and some of the stems were rather squishy, so I didn't know if the radishes themselves would be any good. But I harvested them anyway and was pleasantly surprised to see that some of them actually looked edible.