Thursday, June 14, 2012

Harvest Notes

Pods stuffed with shelling peas

We're having a slight lull in the harvest now, so it's been a while since I thought about a harvest notes post.  Here's what's been collected in the meantime:
  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 8 loose-leaf lettuce
  • many, many bowls of peas
  • 50 garlic scapes
Basically I have picked an appreciable amount of peas every time I've gone to the garden.  I think I've finally found the right amount to plant; there's just enough peas coming in to make us all a little tired of peas, so some actually make it to the refrigerator.  The shelling peas started coming in a little while ago, and they've been fun, but I wouldn't plant more.  Some of them are really, outrageously good, but the quality seems to be very dependent on picking them at just the right time.  Also the shelling takes more time than I really want to devote to it.  (R doesn't seem to mind, though.)


  1. What's the difference between shelling peas and regular peas? It seems like you're talking about different kinds of peas, but I thought you had to shell them all (unless they are sugar snap or snow peas).

  2. You're quite correct, Renee Michelle! Shelling peas are regular peas. I guess around the house we've gotten in the habit of thinking of sugar snap peas as just peas, since that's all I ever grow. Now that I'm growing both my thinking about peas is all muddled!