Its hard to say there are any vegetables I like better than sugar snap peas, and carrots (except maybe a cucumber, but that is for another post), and they have finally made their way into my currently potted garden. They are planted in the original global buckets design (see previous post) and are doing wonderfully so far. There are six beauteous little sugar snap pea plants surrounding and island of carrots. Yesterday I thinned the carrots to a 1 to 2 inch spacing and nearly wept when I had to be rid of the would-have-been orange jewels. Oh well, thinning is a part of gardening. The little peas are at the frustrating stage where I need to train them to the trellis, and the tall carrots don’t really help much. Its good to know in a few days that they will be climbing the trellis with no human help at all!
My brain can’t help but jump ahead to when I will be plucking plump little pods of the vine and plucking carrots from their bed. mmmmm… there is little better than oven roasted carrots, or eating snap peas cold from the fridge with hummus.