Now, I didn’t expect to be harvesting any peas this year, let alone blogging about them. However, something unusual, or perhaps not so unusual, has been happening with my mangetout.
When cooking them as mangetout (snow peas I think they are in America), the pods were a bit grisly. Unless I steamed them till all goodness had probably been removed. And I noticed that they seemed to forming peas inside the pods very quickly. It didn’t happen like this last year.
Since the mangetout seemed determined to present themselves as peas, I therefore decided to grow them as such. Then this evening I thought it was about time to do a bit of picking and shelling.
A pity about the pods but they can be fed to the bokashi bin. And tomorrow I might just try my hand at ham and pea soup. (The gammon from my local organic farm was a bit too salty but the butcher said if you boil gammon it becomes ham, and that’s what I’m up to right now.)