Sunday, June 26, 2011

Peas - the perfect winter pickup!

Yesterday I was feeling really miserable. I figured out that I am missing summer's bounty and provision. We planted our peas, brassicas, broad beans, chard and others so long ago it seemed. We have eaten salads and chard but that's really all for the last few weeks.

I made a delicious recipe from Jamie At Home and wanted a nice green salad to go with it. To my delight our peas have come in. I love eating them in the pod but this has to happen quite soon after fruiting before the pod gets too tough.

We have planted peas in half wine barrels, in pots, in raised beds...wherever we could.

Even with eating lots straight off the plant there were plenty for the salad. Needless to say, once this was done I was feeling much happier with my winter garden.


Lois Evensen said...

Those peas in the pod look so crisp and fresh. Yum! :)

africanaussie said...

I go and check on my peas every day hoping I will get some soon. I agree with you in putting them into every available corner - you can never have too many!