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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

fat purple pea pod

fat purple pea
My Capucijner peas are getting plump. The vines have grown well past my four foot trellis and are climbing on my garden fence. Lots of fat purple pods are hanging on the vines. Most pods are deep purple, but a few are mottled with green and white.

My dad did tell me that he used to eat soup from this Dutch pea as a child growing up in Heiloo Holland. He remembers that his mom and his grandmother used to make it. He remembers his uncle saying "Heerlijk Capucijner, Jo" to his mother. I told him I'd invite him over when my Capucijner soup is ready.

purple peas two purple peas

Pisum sativum

1 Comments:

Anonymous Tracy said...

Those peas are really quite beautiful. I hope they taste as good as they look!

July 02, 2007 10:50 AM

 

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