My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Harvest Monday

small broccoli shoots
Welcome to Harvest Monday a great blog hop sponsored by Daphne's Dandelions. Stop by and visit with gardeners from around the world!

This week some interesting things are beginning to happen, the tatsoi bolted before I got to it, so it became rabbit feed. Several broccoli plants had small (quarter size) heads and I feared they would also bolt so I cut them all. I had them stir fried with leftover pork roast, stems, leaves and all, they were quite tasty.

Blossoming pea shoots
I'm actually writing this on Friday as I'm leaving for the Creative Painting Convention in Las Vegas on Sat. I'll be back Tuesday night. The pea plants in the greenhouse are loaded with blooms so I picked most of them, along with some of the shoots. I had the blossoms, tasting slightly floral and sweet in my salad and I stir fried the shoots, which were also sweet and crunchy and tasted faintly of peas. Hopefully since I did this there won't be too many over grown peas when I get home.

When I get home it will also be time to ramp up the spring plantings, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants as usual, but also some leeks, more garlic chives, more lettuce, spring carrots and beets. It's been quite warm and hovering just above freezing at night. The peach and the plum tree are in full bloom and I suppose the apples won't be too far behind them. Hopefully we won't get any late snow storms to take them all.


  1. Your peas are beautiful. The seeds you sent have sprouted and are looking good. Can't wait for those pretty purple flowers!

    1. Awesome! Some of mine were eaten down by rabbits and my newest planting the birds got into.... So I will probably only have a few this year ;-(

  2. Wow, you have pea sprouts already, they are beautiful. My sweet pea flowers are pricking through the soil, but I haven't started the edible peas yet, maybe I should just take a chance and sow the seeds before leaving for vacation.
    Have fun in Vegas.

  3. You are worried about over grown peas and I haven't even started to turn over my soil. Pretty pea flowers.

  4. Lucky you to be enjoying pea flowers and sprouts! I hope you have a good trip and that the peas are putting on more for you when you return.

  5. Those peas are great - its almost time for sowing them here. I hope mine look as good as yours.

  6. Love the way you can use the fruit, flowers and stalks of different veggies in cooking.

  7. Like your pea shoots and flower. I have been meaning to try pea shoots but did not managed to do it yet since each year when the pea shoots were available we had other stuff that needed to harvest quickly. You have just remind me to start sow some peas now as we just enter autumn and the weather has cool down.

  8. Enjoy your time at Las Vegas...