Saturday, June 6, 2009

peas interrupted

i've just been outside doing a bit of gardening (in my pots); planted more radishes, lettuce, bok choy, peas and sugar snap peas. i planted some about a month ago, and only the radishes are ready to be eaten.
i'm so tempted to eat the pea sprouts - they are just delicious. i found that out by default - one spout snapped and i didn't want it to go to waste so i ate it - it was one of the most delicious things i've ever had in my life. yesterday, i snapped one off on purpose and can you believe i exclaimed "yum" out loud in the garden? is that a sign of madness? if pea flowers down hurry up and pop out, they won't have a chance - i will have eaten the plants! i've had commercially grown pea sprouts, but they are just nothing compared to these ones i've grown - in fact after buying them once, i couldn't buy them again - they were so tough and stringy. needless to say, i have put down a whole pile of seeds, hoping that they'll serve to provide more sprouts and, hopefully, peas. i'm also looking for somewhere where i can buy the seeds in bulk; that way, i'll be able eat all the sprouts my little heart desires. since the sugar snap pea sprouts are the most delicious, that's the way i'm going.
the pea plants i have are now over a metre high, and still very good to eat....i want to know whether they'll ever make it to the pea production stage....

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