Friday, July 18, 2014
Field Peas North Fife
Today, a very pleasant mainly sunny 20c looking over the River Tay. Behind me is a fantastic growth of peas, acres and acres of them. all in all it promises to be a good year for arable production subject to continuation of clement weather.
A mass of flowers, tendrils and nascent podded peas supporting each other. When I grow peas, support is needed, the growth being taller. Harvesting field peas is very time specific, cropped and podded when young and tender, immediately and frozen. Alternatively left longer until the moisture content is lower.