On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

First crop of the season

I looked and looked. I thought and thought. "I'll try it," I decided.

I pulled one. Good job! I pulled another. It's working. One more pull. I did it! I grew radishes from seed! I planted 16 in one square foot and have the first three on display on the kitchen counter. I think I'll plant some more...

I know, I know, radishes are just about the easiest veggie to grow - I grew them when I was 12 years old with no help - but it's the first crop of the season and something I haven't planted in decades. Just think, fresh, homegrown radishes!


  1. Ahhh! ^^ Congratulations with the radishes!
    Nice sketch of them too :)

  2. Anonymous12:19 AM

    I think this is soooooooo exciting!! And I LOVE radishes!! great drawing! deni......;)

  3. I love your watercolor and there is nothing better than home-grown radishes! Congrats on your first garden success!

  4. You done good! I think we've all shared your gardening journey with your posts describing the method. I hate radishes but still love your sketch.

  5. Good job! It really is exciting to grow something from seed. Great sketch!

  6. I like how delicate you've drawn them, it seems appropriate for some of the earliest spring veggies to come from the garden.

    When my husband and I were market gardening we'd mix radish seeds in with carrot seeds when planting because carrots germinate slowly and the radishes marked the rows until they emerged.

    Congratulations on your successful crop!


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