Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pea Picker No More

The time for picking peas has come to an end.  Peas are planted at the tail end of summer to get them up and growing through the winter.  Preserving peas has never been a concern for me because I eat most of them out in the garden - raw.  Delicious.  But the cool days of winter and spring are only something to hope for as we drive into the hot brick wall of summer.  BAM!

The pea vines are all out now with radishes and zucchini taking there place.  Tonight will be the final night to enjoy fresh peas.  Shame. 

I looked out to the garden to determine what I could eat if suddenly there was no other food source.  Pickings are kinda slim since the seasons are changing. 

Here's the produce I have to select:
Lemons, garlic, strawberries, carrots,  green onions, and herbs (lavender, thyme, basil, rosemary, and oregano). 

Here's what's coming along:
Boysenberries, squash, onions, radishes, tomatoes, peaches, apples, and apricots.

Here's what still needs to be planted:
Beans, beans, the magical fruit!  Pumpkins will be planted at the end of June.

This week, Farmer MacGregor will be installing new steps from the pergola down to the lawn AND flower beds to border the pergola.  I hope to have an entry of the progress once the project is complete.  Still looking for a purple tree rose.  Barbra Streisand may be the variety that will work.

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