- May 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm #29046
Hi all! I know there’s other parts of the pea plant (Pisum peas) that can be eaten, but I’ve never actually seen a good illustration of what they are. Can anyone enlighten me! Thanks so much.June 1, 2010 at 2:54 am #29477
AnonymousJune 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm #29478
Aha! Thanks Leslie! I have tons of those on my plants, but I’ve always been hesitant to pull them off for fear that might limit pea production. Tough year for peas in the Northeast, right? Way too hot. But my pea shoots are out of control! Can’t wait until Saturday now when I can get back at those and try cooking with them.June 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm #29483
Last year was the first time I actually grew (for eating purposes, I mean) the tendrils and blooms…not seeking peas, but the other bits. ‘Dwarf Gray Sugar’ (with very showy purple blooms) is especially favored for this, and I had many a salad adorned with pea shoots and blossoms. Nice.June 3, 2010 at 5:55 am #29484
I ate pea shoots! click here to read about it. We’re on a “new foods from the farmers market” challenge, and pea shoots were part of the first week. DeliciousJune 6, 2010 at 11:06 am #29489
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