Category Archives: snap & snow peas

Start eating!

The early spring vegetables are ready to eat! Cut and come again.

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First peas

The first peas are ready for harvesting.

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Peas for salad

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

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Talking peas

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

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Pre-sprouted peas

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

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Judging when to plant

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

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Self-restraint and something better

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

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Early spring?

“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

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Persistent peas

Snap peas and snow peas are coming in. Finally. And they taste good — despite the three freak 90-degree hot spells we’ve had this spring. I planted my peas in mid-March; that’s a good 90 days  plus to harvest — which … Continue reading

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