We grow enough peas to keep us going for about 9 months of the year. Summer always sees a massive pea harvest throughout July with all the attendant work of picking, podding and freezing. But there's nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables, and you know where they've been! You can trace their life story from seed to stomach!
Last year and this year, as soon as I've harvested the last pea, I have dug up the plants, thrown them on the compost heap and sown a fresh crop. It's not half as prolific as that first sowing - I don't expect it to be because we're not getting the optimum hours of daylight and by September temperatures are starting to fall. However, we still get a decent supplement and it's nice to have fresh peas straight out of the pod again in October. The variety I grow is called Hurst Green Shaft and is widely available. This second batch are just about ready for harvesting.
|photo taken this morning with the early |October sun on the plants.|
In other news the digging is coming on in leaps and bounds. Here's where I'm up to now.