Finally! More than just lettuce to post about! These are the first shelling peas that I picked.
It has been so hot and humid here lately that we went out after the sun had gone down somewhat and picked this big bowl of shelling peas. That will be our veggie for the next two or three nights! They are so yummy so not complaining one bit!!!!!
I have a question for all you gardeners that are smarter than me! I want to grow the peas that you eat the pods. I planted these which are Sugar Daddy. It says on the package that they are a stringless podded pea. 3 inches long. Mine are about two inches long and after a bit they form the peas inside. The pods seem to taste okay to eat though. Did I buy the wrong kind of seed for what I want? Can I sautee the pods even if they have started forming the peas inside? What kind do you recommend for eating the pods??????? Thanks for your help!!!!
I have pulled just a few green onions. The small one had a bad spot and was not tasty. The other one was a little large but okay.
One day I picked a little lettuce, one pak choi, little swiss chard, one kale leaf and a few sugar peas.
This is a little Sunsugar Cherry tomato. I harvested two of them but one didn't make it into the house!
We have had some wrens around. See the little bird in the top part of the trellis!
This butterfly seemed to love my lavender yesterday and stayed around for the longest time! I love having butterflies and bees in our yard.
I thought this was calendula that reseeded in this pot with the marigolds! I guess the joke was on me. After looking at the leaves more closely I decided they were just healthy weeds and cut them down!
These white chairs have a little round table which we eat lunch at sometimes. They are uncomfortable so we are using different ones. I set these out in the yard for decoration and put a pot of flowers on each one. Later added a little bird house beside them on the ground. They are beside my newly planted this year butterfly bushes.
Here is a close up of one with the pot of marigolds.
This is the close up of the other one!
The strawberries are about done and I cut some lemon balm to dry even though it is not as good as fresh!
Remember the little pail that Coco's flower came in for Mother's Day?? Melissa made up this cute little arrangement in it for me.
We had a little excitement. The pergola needed a new roof and the family came over to help. My "wonderful gardener" got accidentally hit in the head with a crowbar! Before I could take him to the emergency room for 8 stitches he had to give instructions to the crew on how to do it!!
This is our energetic daughter Sue up on the pergola pounding the nails into the roof. The heat was oppressing and this is after a morning of weeding for me! Oh, to have half her energy!
After the weeding and roofing she went out and mowed the front lawn! I think she burned her share of calories for that day!
Whew! You must be ready for a cup of tea! What flavor would you like!!! Or maybe with this hot weather I should make it ice tea!!! Thanks for visiting!