Archive for June 16, 2011

First mangetout ready to eat

I’m so excited the first of the seasons mangetout peas are ready to harvest and it’s only been 4 and half weeks since I planted out the tiny specimens I bought, they are now a good three feet tall, very bushy and not only have delicate white flowers but pods too.

Cheech and Pooky had some in their dinners last night (and I had a sneaky taste while I was picking them).  Small but perfectly formed (they are best eaten before they grow too large) these peas are at their best right now, I will keep picking daily to prolong the fruit production, but we only need a handful every night to satisfy the lizards.

Any spare mangetout are going into a stir-fry.  We also feed pea shoots to the lizards, to add variety and and reduce wastage.

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