Monday, 22 June 2020

Pea Shoots

Look closely.

Can you see the blue tit amongst the wind bashed roses?!  
So now that my garden is beginning to produce, I can start showcasing some of the fruit and vegetables that I am growing and harvesting. 
Starting with some strawberries, if you look closely you will see some wild strawberries nestled in the colander ready for the rinsing and eating.
Pears 
Cooking apples
Blueberries
Red Gooseberries - I am a bit disappointed with them as they are nowhere the size they should be.
 Runner Bean flowers
 Climbing Pea flowers
Broad Beans
Courgette flowers
Here are the pea shoots - harvested and used in the Asparagus Pasta Salad below. 
I am sharing my small harvest with Dave over at Happy Acres who hosts Harvest Monday every week.

16 comments:

  1. It is fruit and flower season for you! The strawberries look luscious and there's the promise of much more fruit.

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  2. I am envious of your pea germination! We had our first strawberry today

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    1. Thanks gz. Hope to start harvesting the peas next week, and the pea shoots will prob. be turned into pesto now as some of the stems are getting tough

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  3. It's fun seeing everything in bloom and fruiting in your garden. Your vegetable pasta salad looks delicious. The first time I tried pea shoots, I was surprised at how wonderful they are.

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    1. Thanks Phuong. I am hoping to turn the rest of the pea shoots into pesto as some of the stems are a bit tough

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  4. The asparagus pasta salad looks lovely! And your runner beans are blooming already. Mine are just starting to vine up a bit, but it won't be long.

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  5. Thanks Dave. But you have so much other good stuff happening in your garden, i am esp. loving your variety of lettuces!

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  6. No doubt the blue tit was on the look out for tasty aphids.

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    1. Thank you Sue, i hope so but truth is we have a bird feeder and that is where this blue tits and its mates hang out - no eating aphids :(

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  7. Your strawberries look wonderful and I love all the flowering veg. I hope you are keeping well. I wish things were better here.

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    1. Thank you e - you too. Sadly, i think it is going to get a lot worse before its gets better...

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  8. Lovely that you are starting to get own produce. Those berries look promising. My onion squash is also flowering and growing like there's no tomorrow.

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    1. Good to hear from you VegHog. Yes, so pleased that were beginning to harvest home grown crops. I picked some more yesterday and made a strawberry and wild strawberry cake. Look forward to seeing your onion squash, so pleased that you are growing your own on your balcony

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  9. your garden is amazing - so much work and so much produce. I love the top photo with the blue tit - I had to look for it and admired how it camouflaged so well.

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    1. Thank you Johanna. I am pleased how things are coming along in the garden. Yeah, agree the blue tit is camouflaged so well.

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