Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pea Straw Magic

When we put the garden beds to sleep for the winter, we covered them in a thick layer of pea straw each.  With the spring tiny little shoots came up, then pea vines, and now peas!  I thought they would be straw from something industrial, like peabeans, or chickpeas...I'm not sure what I was thinking actually.  What came up appears to be Mangetout.  Wow, today I went out and picked a colander full, and there must be at least twice this amount again, ready to be harvested.