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Category Archives: snap & snow peas
The early spring vegetables are ready to eat! Cut and come again.
The first peas are ready for harvesting.
This time of year, I often thin my pea sprouts and use the sprouts chopped in salad. The chopped sprouts add a nice pea-flavored freshness to a salad. And it serves the function of thinning out the peas for a more productive … Continue reading
The New York Times ran a blog commentary Saturday If Peas Can Talk, Should We Eat Them? about new research showing that, when suffering drought conditions, peas send out a biochemical message through their roots to other plants about adverse growing … Continue reading
Pre-sprouting peas has proved profitable. Last weekend I planted the little sprouted peas and less than one week later I have surprisingly large plants. I’ve discovered some tricks to pre-sprouting peas which I’ll share here and I definitely recommend it … Continue reading
Spring planting is always a gamble. Of course, we want to plant as early as possible so as to enjoy young lettuces, cabbage, spinach and peas as soon as possible. But the risk involves planting too early so that frost … Continue reading
My yearning to be outside and get dirty makes me impulsive: I can’t possibly plant peas this weekend as I’d hoped. It’s just too muddy, and the poor seeds would rot in the ground before they had a chance to … Continue reading
“Cooking is like gardening: it takes experimentation and an adventurous spirit.” — Jennifer Bartley, The Kitchen Garden Handbook More accurately, gardening is like cooking. Many now cook with fresh ingredients but those who garden are the 1% in this country … Continue reading