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Discover Fermented Radishes

Radishes are the red and white stars of my spring pickling classes. If you have more radishes in your garden than you can eat, or if you’re just looking to try something new, I say pickle them! Here are five reasons radishes are great for ferments.

1 First to harvest, first to ferment. I know people who hardly eat radishes, but still plant them because they delight in the crops’ ability to grow quickly. The cheery round ‘Cherry Belle’ radish and longer oblong ‘French Breakfast’ radish are harbingers of the gardening season.

2 Radishes can be your starter pickle. Never fermented before? Maybe you’ve heard rumors about how good fermented vegetables are for you. Radishes are easy to pickle or ferment, even if you’re brand-new to fermenting.

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