Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me.
Lord Chesterfield

I've finally managed to grow some peas. After years of trying, I'm not a giver upper! I've finally produced some edible peas. Granted not enough to fill a bag from the shop but enough to wander down the garden and pop a few fresh pods straight in. If you haven't eaten fresh peas you must try it.

 The experience is intensified by the pop of the pod followed by a sweet taste sensation.
As a little girl I remember sneaking into Grandad's garden to eat the fresh peas. He moaned but I think it was for show. I'm doing the same with my own children now. They won't eat frozen ones but will eat a handful of these.
Sadly this year, I have inherited  Grandad's  old pea frames and as I said bizarrely I've finally grown some peas. Coincidence? A helping hand? Happy memories.

The frames are now being used to cover the broccoli and brussels sprouts. Maybe the children will eat those too!

Muriel and Lily- Four peas in a pod

Debbie's Novelty Knits - Peas in a pod.
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  1. Your plants look great, mine are nowhere near as far on yet and the slugs/snails got half my beans:(

  2. Have you tried egg shells around them. I've had an excess of egg shells this year thanks to my new chickens and that seems to have worked a bit.

  3. Averilpam - slugs and snails love beer... my parents dig small holes in the earth, put tubs with a bit of beer in them and let the slugs crawl in. Their theory is that at least the slugs die happy!

    You're so lucky to have a piece of ground for planting - I love fresh peas!

  4. Love it the tip but a bit of a waste of good beer. I could always use another excuse for drinking Corona though. More bottles for melting.