I picked the last of my radishes today — the first day of winter.
Even though we saw some nighttime temperatures dip into the teens, we’ve had a mild fall season overall. The radishes seemed to do quite well under those conditions. They grew slowly but did manage to reach harvest size.
Earlier this fall I planted them as an afterthought and forgot all about them until now. The bed they were growing in is not covered or mulched and is directly exposed to the weather.
Sometimes it pays to spend some extra time in the fall to sow leftover, cool-season seeds. Most years, nothing finishes growing before it gets frozen. But in years when you do get a crop, it really is a pleasant surprise.