It’s time to strip the peas. This means we pick all the peas off, even the little skinny ones, which will trick the pea plants into thinking they’ve been total failures. It’s their life goal to grow enough mature seeds to have their offspring return next year and by taking all the peas at once we can make them all pull together one last grand effort. This will give us a longer pea season, and more peas than if we left them all to get ripe.
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Beautiful Audrey—-I used to eat the whole pod right off the vine—brings back lots of memories!!
You should have seen Della picking them. I don’t know how many she ate, but it was a great deal. She made sure baby Marshall always had one too.