Deliberate Agrarian
Snippet #41

Peas Bear With Me

Dateline: 1 July 2014

July Peas. Click to see an enlarged view.

As you can see from the pictures above and below, peas are coming on here, And little potatoes are in their hills. Those two, cooked together with cream and butter, are a heavenly seasonal food combination. 

My peas are growing on Whizbang T-Post trellis spans, which I explain how to make in my Planet Whizbang Idea Book For Gardeners. The lower trellis spans are 5'6" high. The taller ones are nearly 8' high. My Champion of England peas are now 7' tall. I love to garden on a sturdy trellis. Last year the same structures held an abundance of tomatoes. 

This is the day I'm supposed to return from my little blogging vacation. But things are way too busy around here. So I'm going to extend my vacation for at least another week.

Beds of beets, onions, Rromaine lettuce, kale and raspberry bushes in July

I hope your summer is going well. I'll be back….


vdeal said...


The garden looks great. Mine is doing fine also here in WV, maybe the best I've ever had. BTW, your carrot planting technique has worked great.

Anonymous said...

I am struggling to preserve far less than you have. Is it a major effort for you and Marlene to preserve this much food? I'm interested because my fall garden goes to 4000 sf.


Herrick Kimball said...

I'm glad to know the carrot planting technique worked well for you. I'll be using it here in the next week or so to get my fall carrots planted.

These days, our food preservation from the garden (by canning) is pretty much centered around tomatoes, green beans and some pickled beets, and Marlene takes care to that preservation work.

If the raspberry harvest is good I will freeze as many ziplock bags as I can. I will dry a lot of the smaller tomatoes too. I dried tomatoes for the first time last year. It was simple to do and we used them a lot.

I'm drying a lot of greens this year, and will post a blog about that.

Otherwise, things like onions potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets and winter squash need very little in the way of preserving that requires much effort.