We didn’t plant radishes this year…which are usually the first produce to arrive in our garden. Peas however come in a close second. On this first day of summer, we are experiencing fog, mist, and low 60’s for temperature. Certainly doesn’t seem fitting for the longest day of summer. After days of rain (3+ inches in many areas of Southeastern Wisconsin) our peas have plumped beyond belief. Our garden pea plants (at 3 ft mind you) are now dwarfed by snap pea plants towering at 5.5 ft at the shortest! We are so excited to have extreme success with peas this year.
The image above is a mere three pounds of peas pulled from the garden this morning. We’ve barely touched the surface of what will come. And to put this in perspective, I’m unsure if we’ve totaled three pounds of peas across the last four or five years! Very exciting to see success so early in the growing season.