wanna-be farmers day fourteen: huge peas & little basil


We are trying to become backyard and balcony farmers. Read the whole series here.

The peas are out of control! I can’t believe how big they are. In my last wanna-be farmer post, I mentioned learning that you can cut and eat pea shoots, also known as pea tendrils. These bad boys are going to get the big chop tonight and I already miss them. The interwebs say you can’t eat the first cuttings anyways, so that makes it extra hard. I like waking up and seeing how much they’ve shot up overnight and I really enjoy unlocking the door after work and walking straight to my peas. We chat. They don’t talk back, but I definitely get my conversation on. They’ll grow back in a few days but I’ll always remember my first little shoots. Think I can try to put ‘em in water? Dry them out for a memory book? Am I taking this too far?


Two of our seedling trays live on an old white table I found in the alley awhile back. We moved it in from the back porch after our initial planting when we realized we had no space for them to go. Some moving of objects was required to make way for the table but it seems the whole gang is happy here and thankfully, there is ample sunlight for them to bask in.

A few basil sprouts are peeking out, too. Next to the already established peat pot is a new tray with freshly planted cilantro, spinach, watermelon and pea seeds; back-up for the orange rind “pots” we had to toss out. R.I.P.

Our second seed station is on our windowsill, Sway’s favorite place to see the world.

Note: Speaking of windows, did you see that we finally got our windows washed?! Check out the post and see them in all their sparkly glory at ReadyMade.

We’ve got some wildflowers coming in and a few little spinach sprouts pushing their way through the soil. Slow and steady wins the race and I am refusing to sweat the pots that aren’t producing.

How are we doing on day fourteen my fellow urban farmers? How much do you love the peas? How excited are you for next week, when even more vegetable goodness will be gracing these pages? How crazy do you think I am for wanting to preserve my pea shoots?

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to a feed of this website, or get posts mailed directly to your inbox by entering your email address in the box to the right of this post, right underneath the ReadyMade logo.

Related Posts
Wanna-Be Farmers: Day One
Wanna-Be Farmers Day Six: Failure & Pea Shoots

About these ads

5 responses to “wanna-be farmers day fourteen: huge peas & little basil

  1. Cool! The Mr. made a salad table this weekend. So next week we will plant the seeds and hopefully we will have a summer of salad.

  2. Pingback: wanna-be farmers day twenty-eight: they’re growing! |

  3. Pingback: wanna-be farmers day forty-seven: still not in the ground | urban casita

  4. Pingback: wanna-be farmers: day who cares? | urban casita

  5. I happen to be commenting to let you know of the outstanding discovery our daughter had reading through your webblog. She mastered a good number of issues, most notably what it’s like to possess an excellent coaching style to have other people smoothly thoroughly grasp certain complex subject areas. You really exceeded visitors’ expected results. I appreciate you for offering the priceless, safe, revealing and as well as cool thoughts on your topic to Lizeth.
    nicewowgold http://nicewowgold.tumblr.com/

Something to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s