Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I picked a large baggie of peas today to take for lunch. I am eating said peas. Raw, like I like them. Usually. Because these? Aren't sweet. They're kind of bitter, occasionally chalky and always reminiscent of furniture polish.

A good quarter of them are not edibly podded, either. That's more than I realized. If they're picked when small (i.e. snowpeas sized), there is no difference between how they look and how the edibly-podded peas look.

The peas I planted that actually DO have edible pods are kind of icky tasting, especially if you actually let the peas grow. And they're stringy and tough, besides.

Needless to say I won't be saving these seeds.