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Peas in a pod

While the cycle of what seems like constant watering can get a bit wearing, it’s encouraging to see the flowers and vegetables really coming to life. Yes the fruit trees and bushes are producing, and it wont be long before we dig up our first potatoes. But the humble pea has produces some stunning cream flowers, and is now awash with small sleeping bag like pods containing small sugary round peas. It’s like having a little sweet shop in your garden, although obviously there are no sherbert fountains or cola cubes to be had. You can pick the pods early before the peas have formed and toss them into stir frys, but we like to sprinkle a few of the peas over the salads we’re having for a little sweet surprise.

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