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Crunch, crunch

May 27th, 2004 · 2 Comments

The sound of snow peas eaten in the garden.


The other day I discovered these translucent and tender, long green fingers, ready for harvest, hanging from the pea plants. One day we saw the flowers, small and white, nearly unnoticable, and now we have food to eat. It’s a mystery how it happened.

The girls have fun finding the snow peas. It’s like Easter combined with Christmas – searching the tree-like pea plants to find the hidden edible ornaments.

Fred First wrote

Would the garden be the mystery and wonder that it is if we were guaranteed the outcome in the struggle against the wind, too much or too little rain, and flea beetles?

Mystery and wonder for sure … tastes good.

Tags: gardening

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 emily // May 27, 2004 at 4:51 pm

    How does your garden grow? so quickly that is?! I see these great pics of roses, daylilies and snow peas abundant in your backyard and ours (except for roses) seem far behind. Maybe not enough sun? But we live in the Northwest w/ you. We definitely look forward to crunch, crunch sounds in our garden. Most of our sugar snaps never make it to the table, never mind getting washed before eating…

  • 2 Julie // May 28, 2004 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Emily,

    I should clarify that the daylilies I posted the other day were not in my yard. They were at a public area downtown on the island. I don’t know how to explain why everything is growing well already. I am enjoying it – and fear that it won’t last! The weather has been warm – except this week of recent rain. I planted the snowpeas in mid-March and most of the sweetpeas were planted last fall.

    Glad that you enjoy the sweet peas too…