Well, we survived the eating of the radish leaves. AS the manservant was eating the first few I wondered, aloud, if they really were edible! "Surely you checked", he asked. Well, of course I did!
This is my pot of overcrowded radishes:
I took the little gnome's seat so I could sit in comfort as I plucked and culled:
I felt like lord(ess) of the manor as I surveyed my "crops" – peppers, chilies, herbs, strawberries, spring onions (still looking sickly…), tomatoes
As I started pulling out every second plant I noticed that I had some competition for the tender leaves:
At last they were thinned so that the remaining seedlings are about an inch apart:
I took the pulled plants inside and presented them to the manservant:
I cleaned them up and tossed over some goat's cheese and freshly ground pepper:
Ready to serve – out on the deck with one of the Chilean Carmenere wines:
Ready to eat - dished up with mini quiches and cherry tomatoes:
They tasted great and as neither of us suffered any intestinal "issues" , I think it proves that radish leaves are perfectly safe to eat. Now I wait expectantly for radishes to form on the bottom of those remaining plants.