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.
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.
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