Have you noticed the change in the air lately? I finally took a moment yesterday to stop & listen & breathe... August is such a crazy month that most times I forget that I'm growing food in the gardens. The end result is smaller crops & plants not growing to their potential. I'm lucky if I remember or find time to spend standing out there with the garden hose!
But there are many things in the gardens that take care of themselves & provide no matter how little attention you give them.
Looks like we've finally made it to summer weather! The sun is shining (no fog this morning) & it's hot. I actually watered the gardens today - first time in a long while...
The peas are still growing & producing lots - more than I can eat in one sitting, so I might have to get creative in the kitchen. I don't like freezing peas, they just don't taste the same.
I planted (multiple times) 3 different varieties & of course, promptly lost the labels or just didn't bother with them. So, I have snow peas, snap peas & shelling peas all coming up together. Doesn't bother me!
While I prefer the snow pea variety (thin & crisp), the husband prefers the 'thicker' peas - more than likely the shelling peas that I harvest before they develop the sweet little pea inside. I can't wait that long & the harvest of shelling peas in my small garden is hardly worth the effort.
So, peas are on the menu for tonight's dinner - or might be the whole dinner as I think I still have some in the fridge from last week's harvest!