I've given away a fair few seeds of rat's tail radish over the last couple of years. It's easy to grow, has plenty of pretty flowers that the bees love and most of all you get plenty of crop from it!
It does take over a bit - and the self sown seeds and being hoed out of my onion bed every day!
I've got some seeds growing in post for putting out on my allotment in the next couple of weeks.
Rat's tail radishes are aerial radishes. Each tiny flower turns into a chili shaped radish. They're tasty too - a little bit hot like a chili almost. If you cook them then the heat disappears and they taste a bit like cabbage.
They're in pots next to the blackcurrant bushes I've grown from cuttings and next to the rhubarb which should be being picked tomorrow and turned into crumble!
One thing I've been trying to do is encourage my neighbour's to grow more fruit and veggies. I've been doing this by donating strawberry runners and raspberry canes to my neighbours. This year I've passed on some tubs of rat's tail radish and I've just had a friend round with her kids to do some planting. They've planted peas and beans in pots and done a mint cutting too!