What Yaakov Planted in the Garden by Joshua Weisberg

What Yaakov Planted in the Garden by Joshua Weisberg

A rare treat, a guest post by my husband:)

Last week we planted winter vegetables in the garden: peas, radishes, carrots, fennel, green onions…

The kids each got a row to plant, but no one was as into it all as 3-year-old Yaakov, who planted a whole row of radishes “All by myself.”

Every morning Yaakov rushes out to the garden to see how much they have grown.

And they have grown– radishes are a quick vegetable.

The first night of Rosh Hashana when I returned from shul, Yaakov was sitting on the front steps with a big smile on his face.

“Hi Yaakov.”
Big smile.
“What’s up?” I asked, sitting next to him,
“Eema gave us each a bag of doritos after she lit candles.”
“That’s right. She always does that.”
“Everyone else ate theirs.”
Yaakov started chuckling
“I didn’t.”

And then Yaakov stood up and laughed and raised his hands as high in the air as he could.

“I planted mine! And soon I am going to have huuuge DORITO TREES!!!!”


  1. amazing!!!

  2. hahaha!! He’s going to love this story when he’s older:)

  3. That is precious! Much nachas.

  4. too cute! It shows logical thinking. I hope he enjoys the radishes… Shana Tova!

  5. That’s the cutest thing! Kids often talk about things like planting big Dorito trees but he actually did it:)

  6. radishes.
    our dear chazzan, zvi, olev hashalom used to say every rosh hashanna that we should eat radishes as a segulah. it was a play on words, reterlech (yiddish, for little radishes) sounds like ret erlich (yiddish, for speak honestly) he should be a gutteh beter (a good advocate in shomayim) for all the jewish people.

  7. Adorable! Classic!

  8. I ALSO give my children a bag of Doritos every week after candle lighting and I knew that I had to tell them this story. My 11 year old and 8 year old were LAUGHING!!!! Great story. Children are so yummy. You should have asach nachas!

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