Thursday, June 01, 2017

Snow peas

In mid-March, I planted a row of snow peas on the edge of our vegetable garden plot. When they sprouted, I planted a second row, and later a third row. Earlier this week I harvested the first of the crop and we had enough to make shrimp with snow peas for lunch. I noticed yesterday that there may be enough for a second harvest soon, and the second row of peas is blossoming.

Snow peas on the vine.

The seeds for the first row came from one of our local garden centers and their blossoms are white. The second row is from seeds that Ken brought back from the US in February. Those blossoms are purple. The seeds in the third row are for black snow peas (actually a very dark purple) left over from last year. I forgot what color those blossoms were, so their color will be a surprise when they bloom in a week or so.

Trimmed, rinsed, and ready for the wok.

7 comments:

  1. Boy they look beautiful. I trust they will taste as great as they look.

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  2. Wow! When I was a kid I hated most vegetables, but I LOVED fresh snow peas and string beans. My grandfather had a produce store and and would steal them from the bins whenever I visited.

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  3. I know the satisfaction I get when I go outside and harvest my basil for pesto or mint for salads. It must give you so much joy to know that you are growing and preparing your own food. It give me great joy to read it !!

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  4. Your snow peas look very similar to Mange Tout, which are one of my favourite vegetables, and difficult to find here in Spain.

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  5. stuart, they're very good!

    mitch, the green beans are growing now. It'll be a month before we start picking.

    angiemanzi, yes! It's very satisfying when something works.

    judy, :)

    coppa's girl, they are mangetout, also called pois gourmands.

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  6. Those snow peas look wonderful. I keep on reading about them but have never eaten any. I must try and grow some

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