Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Planted Purple, Popping Peas, Picking Peppy Peppers

Our perennial garden is beginning to break out in color. Lots of purple now. We snuck some annuals in, too, and are waiting for gold, orange and reds to erupt with the marigolds, zinnias and sunflowers.

The pea vine is flourishing! We couldn't resist picking a couple of pods (just to check whether they were ripe!) and popping them open to try the tasty peas inside. And tasty they were, though one connoisseur suggested we wait another week to harvest the first batch. Drat.

We have two 20 ft. rows of various peppers in the middle of the garden, and all are happy with the location. We have already delivered bell and banana peppers with our lettuce for a peppy salad, and expect we'll be delivering for at least a month!

We love summer!

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