Well, I am proud to say that I am beginning to harvest the sugar snap peas and the broccoli now. Here is a Sample Picture .
The kids were itching to start cutting all two heads of the ready broccoli and pick all the peas. I had to stop them at just this Sunday night. There’s no better way to get your kids eating vegetables like growing them yourselves! No Lie. I was hounded to prepare this small bounty Sunday night, which I did and it was eaten with gusto. Andrew tells me this is his favorite time of the year in the garden; time to search and harvest for things. Wyatt loves to plant the seeds and Austin just likes to eat the food. They actually provide little tours of the garden to their friends – it’s so neat to see their pride in it all. They are making plans to sell the goods too.
I harvested the second head of broccoli yesterday along with another bowl of peas which one my sons ate raw that afternoon while reading. The sugar snap peas have edible pods and are like the ones in the Costco Veggie Platters. You can steam them, throw in stir fry, or eat raw.
Broccoli – It seems to be growing at different rates all by itself, so I am not inundated with a lot of fresh broccoli at once. I am able to harvest several days apart and eat freshly picked so far.
Yesterday we succession planted: more walla walla seeds, green onions bulbs, paddy pan seed, zucchini seed, yellow squash seed, watermelon seed (new), red pepper starts (new), big bertha pepper starts (new), wax bean seed, carrot seed again! I already have 4 california wonder peppers planted but they never seem to do well – so I put in some others to see what happens and I can freeze the excess.