Monday, July 18, 2005
First peas of summer
We ate the first of the peas out of our garden with dinner tonight. Fresh snap peas are hands-down one of my most favorite foods. We probably would have had some to harvest earlier if I had not forgotten to put up the deer protection (no, Dani, not dirty diapers) one night a few weeks ago. The plants are clearly recovering though. And I learned my lesson.
I'm aware that peas are not considered very hard to grow, but I am taking considerable pride in these. In my whole little garden, in fact. This is the first vegetable garden I've done on my own. We always had extraordinary gardens when I was growing up. I wish I'd paid more attention; my Dad has serious green thumbs.
John's been working on a boy-scouty anti-deer netting tent thing, so we may get some green beans and tomatoes too.