16 June 2008

A Good Shelling


We've had snow and snap peas for a bit. Yesterday we had our first taste of some shelling peas. For some reason we have always had a hard time growing these things. Usually a warm or cold blooded pest was to blame. This year things were a bit slow to mature because our first planting got mucked with by chipmunks and I am also suspicious of a bad batch of seeds. Oh well, that's the gardening experience I suppose. Did I mention that Meg is clutch with the Alfredo sauce? Throw in some of these peas and... Hot Damn!

6 comments:

Lucy @ Smallest Smallholding said...

Here in the UK we've had weirdo hot-cold weather which hasn't exactly been helpful on the legume side of things. Plus my broadbeans are now being subjected to an Attack of the Blackfly. Argh! So things are taking a while (plus, as usual I was late sowing everything).
Shelling peas reminds me of sunny afternoons at my grandparents house when I was a kid. We used to hang upside down in trees eating fresh fruit or help them do things like shell peas. Good times.

Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

I like the photo!

ilex said...

Aww man, I miss my peas already. Little suckers gave up the ghost a few weeks ago. Gotta remember to plant at least a month earlier next year. They were like candy! Very few made it to our plates, 'cos I was snarfing them down while putzing around in the dirt...

CeeCee said...

I don't know whether it's my soil or what, but if I let my peas get that big, they get start to get hard and aren't very tasty.

ourfriendben said...

Yum!!! Bet the chickens would love them, too...

Kelly said...

Hey Lucy,
Our peas started out a bit slow too. I'm not really sure if we'll even have enough to freeze. Hopefully we'll be able to get some late ones in towards the beginning of Fall. Good luck with the blackflies.

Hello Mrs. K,
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

Hi Ilex,
We got ours in a bit late too. We actually thought they were in on time, but I have a feeling that they can go in the moment the ground thaws. Gardening certainly is a constant learning experience.

Hello CeeCee,
This variety is actually called Mr. Big Pea. I also have small hands:)

Hey Ben,
Oh you know they would love them. That's why we keep them in the pen.