Two and a half each..


No supermarket has issued a profits warning.



2017-11-15T13:57:03+00:00June 18th, 2013|Tags: |


  1. Crafty Gardener June 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Yummy munchies while walking around the garden 🙂

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      In a week or two they’ll be enough for snacks for sure.

  2. countrysidetales June 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm - Reply


    Give it time and the John Lewis Partnership will be anxiously looking over their shoulder.

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      I’ll be reducing my spend if nothing else.
      I’ve just been watching two woodpecker chicks being fed by their dad!! It’s stormy here and the light is crap.. I will try and get pics tomorrow.

  3. Sue T June 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    MMM but they look so delicious, well done.

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      They were .. 🙂

  4. justjilluk June 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    How many did the mice get?!

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      It’s the pigeons now.. a pair are making a nest in the tree right by the raised beds. One stood on a branch this afternoon, twig in beak, eyeing up me and my peas. It was only six feet away and even when I spoke it just sat there, calm as you like, sussing the place out.

  5. Vera June 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    They look good enough to eat! And if that had been me, I would most probably have eaten them before I had got as far as finding my camera to take a photo! Your self control is admirable…….

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      The first ones are always special, to be celebrated!

  6. Natalie June 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    But what beautiful peas they are.You just need to market them, say, the way they do Kobe beef. “Eachpod received a daily massage and lullabye, and was only watered with Evian!” $10/pea. 🙂

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      They are certainly organic. No chemicals. Nourished by well rotted compost, ample pure rainwater, mouse, squirrel and deer pee.

      • Natalie June 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

        Oh yummy! ;P

        • Jessica June 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm - Reply

          Lots of flowers coming now. From five to a glut!

  7. haggiz June 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Lovely and better than any you’ll find in a supermarket, I probably would have eaten them before I got them back to the house though! Julie x

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      It is wonderful to eat them straight off the plant! Makes all the effort worthwhile.

  8. Simone June 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    That’s your 5-a-day!!!

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply


  9. snowbird June 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Oh I say!!!! Mow don’t eat them all at once….lol xxxx

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Less than a mouthful, but a tasty one!

  10. Em June 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Our dwarf beans only have two leaves on them after a month in the ground. This does not bode well for our crop.

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Mine are exactly the same Em, the peas have done OK but the beans are lagging well behind.

  11. Denise June 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    How many air miles?

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      About 30 yards. Less than 5 minutes picking to pan.

      • Denise June 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

        Perfect…you may declare yourself officially carbon neutral!

        • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

          The trouble is, it’s a 30 mile round trip to do the rest of the shopping.. !

  12. Rosie June 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Oh, that reminds me of our one cauliflower last year – it measured all of 2cm across its width – no more than a couple of mouthfulls really:)

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      I’ve only tried growing cauliflower once, I remember the variety was called ‘All the Year Round’. I remember because I didn’t even get one!

  13. Jo June 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    It’s a start. Plenty more to come I’ll bet.

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      There are loads of flowers on the plants, so I hope so! Something that seems to have enjoyed the weather anyway.

  14. Abby June 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Lovely, fresh photo – and I bet they were tasty. We’ve had salad leaves and some strawberries….. I thought (must go to Specsavers….) your post heading was ‘Crap!’ x

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      No strawberries yet! I only have one small pot of them, but I’ve got it under netting to keep those pesky blackbirds off.
      You had me checking the post title… !

  15. Serendipity June 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    I bet they tasted better than any supermarket ones imported from goodness knows where!

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      That’s the thing about growing your own isn’t it. I steam them too, to maximise the flavour. Lovely!

  16. Sue June 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    It’s a good start, remembering our Cherry crop last year (one whole Cherry) I am absurdly jealous 🙂

    • Jessica June 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      I hope you shared it out fairly..

      • Sue June 19, 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

        Haha, I don’t like cherries much to my Lovely Hubby’s relief, it was used a top a creamy pudding and enjoyed for a second or two by him 🙂

        • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

          Sometimes one is better than a thousand..

  17. 1secondhandrose June 19, 2013 at 2:23 am - Reply

    The best is yet to come! Just think of all those peas that’ll be coming along very soon.

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

      I aim for succession. It’s difficult to find the exact balance between not having enough at any one time, and a glut! Particularly for mange tout because there’s a very fine window when they are just right for picking.

  18. Sharon June 19, 2013 at 4:52 am - Reply

    That looks like my strawberry harvest – 1.5 each.

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Flowers here, but no fruit yet 🙁

  19. Virginia June 19, 2013 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Yum! Still warm from the sun – the best!! And at least your ‘other half’ didn’t calculate the cost per pea, as a friend of ours used to do as he carefully counted the eggs… and it was him who built a palace for the hens in the first place!!

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hens have a sentimental value that goes well beyond the humble egg!
      Totting up the cost per pea would be truly scary… railway sleepers for the beds, irrigation system, nematodes (£40 so far this year) etc etc. Veggies must have sentimental value too!

  20. Denise June 19, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    No unnecessary food waste there then lol!

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Not yet!! 🙂

  21. Wendy June 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Lovely – unbeatable fresh veg from your own garden. Even if the first crop isn’t much, it does taste wonderful (like that first strawberry – not long now!)

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      I am watching those strawberries like a hawk. This year it will not be the slugs that get to them first!

  22. starproms June 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    They look beautiful. Well done!

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks Oma. Every little helps, as they say!!

  23. knitsofacto June 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Yet will be the operative word there, just you wait and see … and they look delicious!

    • Jessica June 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      After last year, to be honest, any sort of harvest will be welcome. Thanks Annie.

  24. wherethejourneytakesme June 19, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    That’s five more than I have got here!

    • Jessica June 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      I will count my blessings then..!

  25. frayed at the edge June 20, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    If I only ate what is growing in the garden, I would be living on fresh herbs! At times I miss growing veggies, but I don’t have the time with all the sewing I am doing just now! (although friends and family don’t miss having my excess courgette crop forced on them!)

    • Jessica June 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Neither of us like courgettes but I gather they can get pretty rampant! Our problem is having only a very small freezer, there’s little room to store any over production. Something we will have to sort out if veggie growing takes off.

  26. BadPenny June 20, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Wonderful photo… perhaps you could market that ? !

    • Jessica June 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks Penny. I rather like the ‘levitating’ ones… they are taken through the glass kitchen table.

  27. elaine June 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    That is the most beautiful pea photo

    • Jessica June 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks Elaine, they were good to eat too!!

  28. Sarah June 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    A great photo I’m sure they tasted good and hopefully the first of many to come!
    Sarah x

    • Jessica June 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sarah. Fingers crossed..

  29. woolythymes June 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I’ll take 2 1/2 bites of fresh over the supermarket any day!!

    • Jessica June 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Quite right!

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