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Monday, June 11, 2012

Lettuce, Peas, Wheelbarrow, Clematis, Flowers


It is Harvest Monday and we picked lettuces, pak choi, shelling peas and sugar peas.  Lettuces are in the bowl for tonight along with some boughten head lettuce and some sugar peas.  There is much more lettuce in the garden but wanted to use up some of the head lettuce. Celery will be added later, and I need to search the garden to see if perhaps I could find a stray raddish!


The peas are shelled and ready for tonight.  We may get just a few more but I think they are about done and will be pulled out soon and added to the compost pile.  We sure have enjoyed eating them this year!


And these are the sugar peas waiting for me!  I think there are a few more of them out there yet.  I think the beets looked like they are ready to pull some of them.  I am hoping to make some pickled beets this week.



My little wheelbarrow looks so cheery with the marigolds planted in it back by the grape vine. 


We had planned to plant this clematis by the pergola but when we went to do it we discovered that we had a drain there we had forgotten about.  So we located it back by the fence and bought a white trellis for it to climb.  The trellis is hard to see in the picture, but it is starting to go up it.  I have read that clematis like sun but their roots like to be kept cold so put the stone in front.


My Wonderful Gardener thought it would be pretty to take a pictue of the bright pink flowers in front of the white.  They need to be closer in front of the white tho so will have to do some rearranging next year!  The little yellow button flowers on the right are on the gray santolina bush.







14 comments:

Jenny said...

Very nice harvest. Must have taken alot of peas to shell to get that much clean.

kitsapFG said...

Lovely peas! One of our favorite crops.

Mary Hysong said...

Great looking bunch of peas! Mine are already gone for this year. And the lettuce is shot. next year I might try some under shade cloth but it won't sprout when it's over 85 so not going to worry about it now.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jennie, The peas were so yummy! Even tho it takes a lot to get a serving I feel it is worth it. Still picking on the sugar peas yet. Glad you could visit!! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi KitsapFG, I didn't know if peas would be worth the space but after this year I will be planting them next year too! So yummy! Thanks for taking time to stop by. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Mary, Still picking the sugar peas but the shelling peas are almost done. I overplanted on lettuce so would gladly share some! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cheryl said...

Oh, the peas. We have blossoms on ours. In years past we have had 2 five gallon buckets to shell at a time. We usually pick them and then come in and watch a movie while we shell them. What memories for our kids.

Everything looks so good. We haven't tried growing sugar peas. I love the pink flowers. What kind are they?

Have a wonderful evening.

~Cheryl

Kathryn D. Duke said...

one of my guild members ask if you had any luck with getting the color out of your quilt...she said one of the products she only finds at a quilt store...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, I can't even imagine shelling that many peas at once! But then there are just the two of us whereas you have more in your family. The pink flowers are Rose Campeon. Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, I plan to look for something at Walmart when I go. If can't find something there that works I will have to look at a quilt store. I will let you know if I have success or not. Thanks a lot for you help. Sure hope I can get it out. Nancy

emilysincerely said...

Beautiful beautiful peas. What a nice harvest. Your salad looks wonderful. All your blooms are beautiful too. I like the bright marigolds in your little wheelbarrow.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Emily, Thank you for your kind comments! Most of the marigolds are doing so well this year. Have really enjoyed them. Come again! Nancy

Loretta said...

The wheelbarrow is so sweet. Love it!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Loretta, This little wheelbarrow was a friends, and I do like it too! I am glad you stopped by! It is always fun to meet another gardener and dog lover! Hope you'll visit again. Nancy