The Lone Radish

Look, Ma!  I grew a radish!

No thanks to the kitties of the house, my first attempt at a winter crop failed miserably.  I didn’t cover the box in time, so they all assumed it was a nice, big, fresh litter box.  They were mistaken.

By the time I realized what was going on, I had to start over. Feline waste and vegetables are not a good mix. Rabbits, cows or any other herbivorous animal, yes. Carnivores, no.

So, back to the garden center for me. Since time marched on, I went with cell packs instead of seeds the second time and limited the crop to cauliflower and broccoli. Once planted, I surrounded the boxes with heavy-duty wire to discourage cats and squirrels alike.  It worked!

Imagine my surprise this week when a vibrant red radish appeared at the soil line. One seed survived (two if you count its tiny neighbor). We have a crisp and peppery addition to our next salad.


Survival of the Fittest


9 thoughts on “The Lone Radish

    • So true! I may as well have unearthed a nugget of gold for all the excitement and joy it brought us. My son was excited that it grew. My husband looked forward to eating it. I’m happy when anything edible comes up out of the soil…and remain in awe.

      Come to think of it, we did unearth gold. Thanks Marlene Herself.


  1. Yahoo! The harvest begins. I’m really getting my eyes opened on what it takes to bring food to the table. I love that your family finds so much joy in the garden….you guys are so cool. They really perk up a salad too. I had chopped asparagus, onion, red pepper and zucchini on pasta tonight, that’d probably takes months to grow in a garden. No wonder my grandpa planted lots of potatoes, so he wouldn’t starve. LOL


    • Potatoes where a staple for many people. I bet they’re delicious, too, right out of your own garden.

      Your vegie pasta sounds wonderful.

      I agree, growing your own really makes you realize what goes into it, and how a few bad weather days, pests, mold, etc. can destroy entire crops.

      Thanks for your kind words!


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