Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Look at me, I grew some peas!

One of our new crops this year is English peas. Behold, our first harvest!



They are few but mighty.
I didn't say it was a BIG harvest.
  There are a lot of pods on the vines, but only a few were fat enough to pick. Perhaps I should have waited until we had enough for an actual full serving, but I was anxious to find out if fresh peas from the garden were Really All That, as I had heard.

Thus in the spirit of research, I boiled these little beauties for about an entire minute, then drained them, then added a wee bit of butter and salt, then handed Mulch Boy a spoon. We each got three bites.

And boy are we ever going to double the pea planting next year.  Good gravy, people, those little peas were sweet like candy! Actually, Mulch Boy declared they tasted like sweet corn, and we both made yummy sounds and rolled our eyes back in our heads in ecstasy. They were the best peas I ever had in my whole entire life. Mulch has hated peas all his life and now he loves them. We will be anxiously monitoring the pea plants as we wait for the rest of the pods (and there are a good many) to mature.

Meantime, I'm scheming about where I can plant more next year (that chainlink fence in the front yard would make a terrific support for peas, yes?). Is a fall planting feasible? I want to eat these every day!

5 comments:

  1. Hooray for peas! My favorite spring veggie. Try eating some raw (you still have to shell them) and don't let them get too big. Mine are done for, for the spring anyway.

    Theoretically a fall planting is possible here, but I've never done it successfully. I think I start too late because the garden plot is still full when they should go in.

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    1. I just found a guy on the Interwebs who says it can be done in Zone 7, despite what the naysayers say. I figure I can spare the $2 investment to find out if he's right.

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  2. YUM! I bet the fence would be perfect. We grow sugar snap peas-and munch them straight off the vine LOL!

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    1. Tipper, I'm so excited to see you visit my little corner of the Internet, since I'm spending all my free time reading your blog from the beginning. YES, it's all I can do to keep from snatching the pods off one by one and snarfing them down when Mulch Boy isn't looking. I might coulda done that with the first few, though. :-)

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