Simply Nahala

Writer. Photographer. Soul Traveler.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Heirloom Sweet Peas

I harvested the last of our sweet peas and yanked up all of the plants this weekend. I savored each and every pea that I popped in my mouth! When my daughters were young, we lived out in the country in Northern California. One year, we had a vegetable garden that looked like some foreign jungle. There was no rhyme or reason to the garden design, I just planted away. Everything grew wild and free. That year, I purchased most of my seeds from Seeds of Change and was so pleased with the taste of all the vegetables.

When we lived in California, I planted sweat peas along a long wire fence and when the pods were ripe, my daughters would pluck them from the vine and nibble away. They have been a family favorite ever since.

This year, we planted a heirloom variety and the peas are plump, crunchy and so sweet. I generally enjoy eating the pods as well, but this variety is a bit fibrous. However, the peas are so delicious that I will grow them again in the fall when the weather is cooler here in Central Oregon.

Hoping to Inspire the Gardener in You!


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