Thursday, July 25, 2013

Note to Self #114

Next year, if I intend to plant peas again, I need to ask myself a question ....


Am I prepared to spend two weeks in July picking, shelling and blanching peas 
EVERY. SINGLE DAY??


p.s.  the peas are doing really well this year

23 comments:

  1. Too too much of a good thing, and all at once. That's Nature's way, not just with vegetable bounty, but with rain or any other natural force in the garden : )

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    1. Laurrie, that's so true. Ask any farmer - too hot, not enough rain, too much rain.... :))

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    1. and that's why I can't help myself ;)

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  3. How much do you like frozen or canned peas that you know came from your own garden? I guess there's no such thing as just growing a few peas!

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    1. One nice thing about peas is at least I can freeze them and keep them for winter. I don't need to worry about eating all of these right away.

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  4. Lucky you with all your peas..even though hubby is so regular watering the garden, many of my peas died from no rain. But my snow peas came on strong and he told me to keep giving some away, he was overdosing on them! I just love picking pea pods, sitting down on a lawn chair and eating to my heart's content..so my vote is yes, you do want to keep shelling peas :) happy gardening..only a week to go and we will be on the island Lannie

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    1. Lannie, I will admit I kinda like sitting on the porch shelling peas. I've done that a lot lately, sitting in the evening with a record on. I just hadn't expected I would need to do it so often! Happy travels.

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  5. If God had intended for us to grow vegetables, He wouldn't have given us farmers' markets.

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    1. I laughed myself silly at this Jason, thank you!

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  6. I'm beginning to wonder that myself. My peas have done well but they are really time consuming in the prep department.But for some reason I just can't resist growing them.

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    1. They really do require lots of prep and I'm often disappointed by how little I get for it. I start with a heaping bowl of pea pods and then end up with a wee tiny bag to freeze.

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  7. Hilarious! I never grow enough peas to be worth cooking and blanching, but I do love to be able to pick pods and munch the fresh peas raw, that, I love. Can't beat the taste of freshly picked raw peas, but I don't think I could tell the difference between home grown and good quality frozen once they are cooked, so I save myself the shelling marathons and grow beans instead. Well, in a good year I grow beans instead...

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    1. It's a bit crazy, especially since a bag of peas at the grocer only costs a few dollars, but I keep thinking about the chemicals used to grow those ones and how much better mine taste.

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  8. You just expressed the only drawback of growing peas...and especially during a good growing year. Just suffer through and this winter you will be so proud of yourself and forget all the suffering. :)

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    1. It's true Lisa, we forget all about the work come winter. I've often thought the same about apples.

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  9. I would love to have all your peas! My veggies have been hit and miss this year, which has been really frustrating. I'm hoping to have a single bean before Halloween.

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    1. Tammi, don't you worry about your veggies! What I haven't mentioned is how my beans all rotted in the ground, or my single zucchini plant refuses to grow zucchinis...

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  10. That is exactly why I grow snap or snow peas, the whole pod is edible. No shelling necessary!!

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    1. Good point Amy! I love snow peas but I don't think we'd ever be able to eat them all fresh. The one thing I like about regular peas is you can at least freeze them.

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    2. I freeze snow peas. Quick blanch and then use them in stir fry this winter!

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  11. Lol, it's feast or famine:) I had one lonely snow pea plant germinate, so I'm envious of all your peas.

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  12. Sometimes you win, other years...nothing. Enjoy your harvest.

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