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Planting Peas? Why Bother Double Digging.

The first year I attempted gardening, I zealously double dug and sifted each inch of food growing earth, It took hours of back breaking pitch forking and more hours of back breaking soil sifting. If you practice double digging perhaps … Continue reading

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Sprouting peas in January?

Just in case there was any doubt in anyone’s mind we are having an unushually warm coastal winter, my shelling peas just sprouted! I planted a few rows of peas last October hoping for a few last pea shoots before winter … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet and Pea Leaf Salad with Hand Ground Tahini Dressing

I used pea leaves, pea flowers and pea shoots here, almost the very last off my dyeing sugar snap pea plants! Making tahini by hand is a lot of work but so good. The roasted beets are a bit oily, … Continue reading

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Growing Sugar Snap Peas: A Space Saving Choice for Small Gardens-How Did I Ever Over Look This!

I have grown a food garden for four years now and somehow I missed the boat on sugar snap peas? Naively I have assumed sugar snap peas are the same as snow peas but not so! Sugar snap peas grow … Continue reading

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Peas: Productivity Versus Growing Space

This has been an interesting side shoot from my harvest count project. In the spring I started a tidy five square feet of shelling peas, I have been diligently keeping track of all the pods harvested and almost ironically I … Continue reading

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Creamy Green Pea and Nasturtium Guacamole

I love lightening up guacamole with peas and greens, if you don’t have nasturtium on hand, most fresh greens will blend seamlessly with avocado. I purposefully add a substantial amount of acid in this recipe to keep the appetizing green … Continue reading

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Things Happening in the Garden Today

This is just a bit of an end of spring miscellaneous post, mostly and excuse to share some pretty pictures of what is going on right now in the garden. My thyme just broke out into flower, I wasn’t diligent … Continue reading

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