Peas Please!

Right now our sugar snap and sugar daddy peas are in full fruiting mode and I’ve been picking them heavily every couple of days. They are so tasty and I’ve mostly been eating them raw but sometimes I will stir them into rice or sauté them with other vegetables for dinner.

Of course more often than not I don’t bring anything to carry them in and thus my shirt becomes the pea carrying device. I picked peas by the light of dusk yesterday evening after a weekend out of town. I dropped by the garden knowing that two days without water in warm weather that everything would be thirsty. The garden was looking good with only one small cucumber seedling looking shriveled but I think it will revive itself after a long drink of water. The peas were heavy with fruit and I snagged as much as I could off before the light got too low, leaving the sugar daddy peas on to pick later.

Next year I will definitely plant more peas and hopefully we will have a freezer to accommodate a plethora of frozen peas for eating throughout the year. But for now I’ll eat what we’ve got growing as I know a month from now they will be long complete and another crop will be in its place.

Comments 3

  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    I love peas! I grew them once and ended up with more than I expected, but not quite enough to satisfy my snacking urge. Looks yummy!

    Posted 02 Apr 2012 at 7:39 am
  2. Moosie wrote:

    The peas are very good. I have had the in my salad three times now!! I hope you have a freezer too.

    Posted 03 Apr 2012 at 8:24 pm
  3. chel wrote:

    Peas were one of the first things I planted- but I messed with them too much (I actually tried transplanting them when they were fully grown and entangled in the screen, like they were some sort of decorative plant I could just MOVE around… (*shakes head*) And pea blossoms were a sweet surprise. I need to do these again, because I always thought they were super rewarding to plant and grow. They just *go* immediately!

    Posted 04 Apr 2012 at 12:24 pm

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