My style is usually to keep these seeds in the refrigerator for years until I just throw them away (usually during a move). Well, my mom has an awesome green thumb, and when she and Dad were up for Easter, we got those seeds planted!
I have large pots on our patio and we put in a seed every few inches around the tree I already had in the center. The radishes came up shortly thereafter with their pretty heart-shaped leaves. They take about 25 days to fully mature.
We picked some of the radishes on Mom's recent visit and had a great time pickling them!
I took a total shortcut this time around. After washing the radishes and pulling out my zig-zag knife, we just grabbed a pickle jar from the fridge and decided to throw the radishes right in the jar.
One week later, the pickle juice had turned a pretty rose color, and we had these pickled radishes!
How easy is that?!
They made a great addition to an antipasto plate Mom and I put together, and they would also be delicious atop a salad.