Monday, January 24, 2011

Harvest Monday 1.24.11

Joining at Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday! Stop on by her place and see how everyone is using their previous harvest or what they are harvesting now!
My harvest this week was a tiny one. 4 pea pods (little marvel) 2 oz of snow peas and 3 strawberries.

Both types of peas were thrown into a new dish I made last night. A chicken dish with green chilis broccoli and cheese (and the tiny pea harvest) I made a discovery though. The shell peas this time were completely different than the fall harvest. The winter harvest is MUCH much sweeter. Like candy even. They tasted very odd with the salty pepper and cheese mixture. There was only 17 peas of those peas total so it wasn't a complete loss, I just picked them out and ate them separately.

Considering that the majority of the garden is in transition again this tiny harvest is no big surprise for me. We were supposed to pick up landscape timbers this weekend and the compost and such next weekend but those plans were quickly thrown out. Saturday we woke to sick babies big girls. Noses like faucets, we stayed in while Daddy went to work. Turned it into a lazy day for them and that allowed me to clean the downstairs spotless.

This weekend we will try again. Hopefully soon I'll share pictures of the beds after being raised. I couldn't stand it any more so I went ahead and seeded a small section. I'll work out the details of raising that bed later. For now the seedlings are beginning to emerge and it makes my heart and soul feel good to know that once again I am growing food. The cycle continues. No pictures today. Forgot my card.

'Till next time!


  1. I just love the Little Marvel peas. They do really well here in the Spring.

    I hope that you enjoyed them!

  2. I hope the "big girls" are feeling better now. Peas are so delicious - one of my favorite crops each year.

  3. Sweet peas, I love them!
    So, what kinds of seed did you plant?


  4. Kids do like to throw off your plans. lol I'm sure you will get those landscape timbers soon enough.

  5. Yum peas!! I'm jealous! I can't wait for pea season here! Congrats!