Asparagus Pea

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Don’t miss out on growing this vegetable. If your not growing it this year, then put it on your list for next year!

It tastes just as it’s name describes and it’s lush. I almost didn’t do it this year, that is until I stumbled upon the seeds I collected from last year in an envelope hidden in the kitchen.

Pick them when they a tiny or they are tough, the one in this picture is too big to eat now.

They are worth a spot in anyone’s garden, they cover the ground with pretty leaves and gorgeous deep purple/red flowers, so they keep the weeds down.

With the plus, that you cannot buy asparagus peas in a single shop I know. I’ve never seen it at any farmers market or store. So you feel like it’s a secret veg, when you pick it and eat it!

They really don’t complain, slugs don’t bother with it, I’ve never seen a greenfly land on them they are very low in problems.

Just keep picking the pods small and it will keep flowering and podding all summer long!

Then in the autumn let the whole plant go to seed and harvest the seed pods. The shinny black seeds are a joy to collect. My 6 year old helps and loves this job, it makes such a noise when they roll into the tub.

Shame I cannot get her to enjoy picking weeds from the raised beds… I shall work in that! šŸ™‚

Enjoy your outdoors and garden happy! X


2 responses to “Asparagus Pea

  1. Ours are flowering but no actual ‘peas’ yet – very jealous ! šŸ™‚

  2. Give it time! They are flowering so the pods with be there next! Give them a water and tell them to hurry up! Lol keep me posted! Xxx

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