Friday, June 17, 2011

The Sweetest Peas



are the ones you grow yourself.

Above, freshly harvested Sweet Pea Vine (Lathyrus odoratus) flowers. Per Joe's suggestion, they are making a sweet bathroom bouquet. This plant isn't called odoratus for nothing. The flowers smell like heaven. I'm just hoping this vine will hold out with the coming heat of a New York City summer. The Sweet Pea Vines just got started flowering (the first sowing didn't take) and I'm looking forward to more dainty old-fashioned bouquets.

And below, some harvested peas, which are super sweet this year. I'm not sure if we got the timing just right or if it has something to do with the cultivar we planted or the weather, but this year's peas are absolutely the sweetest I've harvested yet. Here's hoping they hold out a little longer too. I know Frank who gardens just over the bridge has pulled the plug on his peas already, but I'm not ready to call it quits just yet.

1 comment:

OLDCROWS3 said...

OH HOW I'D LOVE A BOWL OF THESE PEAS. I'VE ONLY HAD ONE GARDEN. NO HELP SO I DIDN'T TRY AGAIN. I WAS BROUGHT UP ON HOME GROWN FOOD. JUST THE BEST.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA