Posts tagged ‘sugar snap peas’

July 3, 2011

Oh snap!

We finally ate something! One sugar snap pea for each person, and boy, were they amazingly delicious. I L.O.V.E. sugar snap peas, and it’s definitely true that they taste better if you grow them yourself…

There were also some tiny summer squash (about the size of a cornichon/gherkin) that looked like they had a little end rot, so I clipped them to divert more energy to the good squashes.  I’ll try watering less and see if that helps.

Meantime, we sauteed the good parts of the wee ones to put in an omelet. Also delicious, but I did feel like it was kind of cheating because they weren’t fully grown.

Danny’s parents are still here visiting, so they reminded him (and taught me) the Shehecheyanu blessing for the first fruits of the season. All very exciting!

June 19, 2011

First Fruits and Flowers!

We are on our way! The first tomato is about the size of a golf ball. You can’t see in this photo, but in its cluster are two more that are about the size of blueberries.  You can also see additional flowers coming out on the right that will eventually be more delicious fruits! Here’s also the first squash blossom and finally, a pea blossom! The peas are getting almost as tall as the railing. I added another braided support today, but was wondering when we would see something other than vines.