A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 306,460
Currently Running With Scissors:
520 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: First harvest: peas from our garden!  (Read 1183 times)
Tags for this thread: pea  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: July 29, 2012 12:03:58 PM »

This year, we reserved part of our garden for edibles! We've got a grape plant, a "fit-for-your-balcony" apple tree in a pot, same story for our cherry tree, a blackberry plant, a square meter with carrots, dill, basil and oregano, a quarantine corner for peppermint (I saw in my mother's garden that you need to give it boundaries or it will spread everywhere!), a tub with peas, and we put chives in the front yard. We won't have any grapes, cherries or apples this year (I hope the apple tree will pull through next year!) but we had our first harvest today!

This is nearly half a kilogram of garden peas, and the first ripe blackberries (still plenty berries ripening on the branches!).

I'm a bit let down by our blackberries: we bought a plant that doesn't have thorns, and that is nicer in the picking and in caring for the plant, but the berries from my mothers plant WITH thorns were a lot sweeter... They're still yummy though, and picking homegrown food is immensely satisfying!

After plenty of shelling, I brought the 476grams of the pea-harvest down to 199grams of edibles:

Boiled them with some salt for 5 minutes, drained them, and put them back in the pan with some diced onion and a bit of butter for extra taste.

Add some potatoes and a bit of meat, and we had a great meal Smiley

We were a tad bit late to harvest the peas, ideally we'd have done so a week earlier, but that would have been right in the middle of our two week holiday! Not going to travel 200km just to harvest the peas Tongue You could already notice them becoming slightly mealy, but they still tasted great!

My 50 in '14

Calling all talented witches and wizards to join us in the Winter Semester of the Harry Potter Craftalong.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012 03:20:42 PM »

The first harvest is always the best. Grin

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6404
Joined: 30-Jan-2009

msassive stroke March 18 not right in the head.:(

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012 04:13:28 PM »

A lot of people are planting edibles now instead of flowers. There is a page on FB, I believe it is "A Room with a View". Next time I see one posted, I will repost on this thread. I am so not a gardener, but I do have an enclosed back porch that I am seriously considering turning into a veggie patch.

I love peas, and yours look delicious. My mom has a thornless blackberry patch in her back yard and they do very well, get very large and taste very sweet. Maybe they plants just need to mature.

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1109
Joined: 28-Jul-2008

Proud Slytherin in the HP Summer Craftalong!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012 09:47:59 AM »

Those peas look so good! There is nothing like the satisfaction you get out of eating something you grew yourself.

etsy: www.lynnaquaheart.etsy.com
Like me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/AquaheartStudios
Follow Me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/LynnAquaheart
I have a blog about all things creative! http://lynnaquaheart.blogspot.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Rename a File in Adobe Bridge CS3
How to Work with the Metadata Panel in Adobe Bridge CS3
How to Move and Delete Images in Adobe Bridge CS3
How to Sort and Rotate Images in Adobe Bridge CS3
How to Use Bridge Slideshow in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Your Own Patron Saint
Folding in the New Year!
Tute Tuesday: Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Soap

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.