22 June 2012

green eatings

First picking of Green Beans! Not much, but I can see there's a lot more to come. And the kids ate it all up, which is great.
Even though my Pea plants look terrible- bad case of downy mildew- the peas are still edible, so we're still picking them. I've re-tied the plants up on their twigs and am making sure they get watered every single day (insufficient water can make the plants susceptible to mildews because they can't absorb the nutrients they need to fend it off). The growing ends are lush green again.
Just to be safe though I'm probably not going to save seed off these plants. These had already dried in some pods but I've decided it's better not to.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I wish I liked peas because they're just so cute in their pods!