This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, June 29, 2007

pretty peas

peas up close
peas in a pod bowl of peas
I harvested a little crop of green peas and made a few nice servings for my summer guests. This is probably all I will get from my back row of pisello nano peas. It is a short variety. (I thought they would be tall and produce more - but they only climbed 1 foot up my 4 foot trellis.) Though I'm complaining a little, I've actually I've never had such a good pea crop, so I'm very pleased.

Pisum sativum


Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Those peas look delicious! Your Dorothy Perkins roses are just beautiful, both up close and at a distance.

June 29, 2007 12:32 PM

Blogger Matthew said...

Great pictures! My congrats to Skippy and his helper.

Did you use inoculant on these peas?

June 29, 2007 2:50 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

That rose is just so wonderful. Last year I found several others around the neighborhood and posted photos. It blooms for only one week, but is spectacular. It is usually mixed in with others vines and shrubs and has a graceful, old-fashioned, naturalized look to it. The shade of pink varies a bit. I will have to remember to bring my camera with me in case I find new Dorothy's this year.

June 29, 2007 3:26 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Yes - I did use inoculant on the peas. The first time I have done that! It definitely helped. No question.

Last year I ended up with about 3 pea pods from a package of peas. Germination, growth and fruiting were poor. This year all three were great. I think next year I need to space them out a bit more (I really crowded them), plant them earlier, and I'd prefer to have a tall variety.

June 29, 2007 3:30 PM

Anonymous Jason said...

The peas look great and the photos of the peas look amazing! I'd be interested to know what kind of lighting set-up you used, or if that's natural light.

July 01, 2007 8:54 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

That is natural light from my kitchen window at midday. I like to avoid using my camera's built in flash whenever I can. I think I can even see the three window panes on some of the peas - now that you mention it! An interesting comment.

July 01, 2007 10:49 PM

Anonymous allison s. said...

your peas look so nice! my peas did not make it this year due weather. i guess i'll try again another time.

April 18, 2011 7:53 PM


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