Tag Archives: Sugar snap peas

Vegetable Oasis

My original garden plan evolved, and I wanted to make a note of the final beautiful product so I can prepare to rotate crops next year.

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I’ve been, as usual, surprised by how well everything has come along. From this…

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To this…

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Everything has come along beautifully. By fall we’re hoping to start killed off the grass inside the garden “grid, filling it in with mulch for now and then perhaps someday a pea gravel to give it the Old World look that Chris so admires. For now, mulch will be easier to maintain then having to pull out the push mower after mowing the rest of the yard, and the stone border will help maintain a tidy edge and tie into the rest of the yard.

We’ve been steaming snap peas for dinner at least once a week, and they are just as good off the vine as I remember from my childhood. We’ve also had plenty of huge salads from the few small lettuce leaves with which we started, and somehow it just tastes better when plucked straight from the garden.

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Snap peas, lettuce and carrots blossomed quickly in the cool May.

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Red onions and Big Boy tomatoes are divided by cheery marigolds.

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Bush beans grow among Burpee’s new hybrid container corn.

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