This year, in the garden, I planted some of the usual... string beans, tomatoes, peppers. And I did a few things that are unusual for me, too: I planted an eggplant in a pot, which I'm leaving on my patio - because it's actually way sunnier than the garden - and I planted a few pea plants.
I didn't plant the type of peas with the edible pods, because no one in the family ever wanted to eat the pods. I planted the regular kind with the peas that you shell, because I figured we'd eat them better.
So yesterday was my first pea harvest. I got enough peas for each of us to eat about two tablespoons of peas. But they were DELICIOUS... some of the best peas ever!
I think it's been a good spring for growing peas because it's been rainy and cool for so long. Now, I'm hoping I'll get another harvest, from these same plants -- but it's not so sure that I will. I'm going to plant more of the peas for a fall harvest, too.
For sure, if I had to grow the food for my family to eat, I would have to try harder. It was just a nibble, barely enough to make a dent in one meal.