One of my experiments this year is the asparagus pea. Pinetree described the plant as such: ”...12 to 18 inch tall plant with pea-like foliage is covered with interesting little winged pods. They are best harvested at about an inch in length and are delicious steamed or stir fried. The whole plant, roots, shoots, and pods are edible. Bright red flowers make it quite ornamental as well.” Intrigued I ordered seeds and started them inside. When they were a few inches long, I transplanted them next to some tomato plants.
Today I photographed one of the flowers. Now that it is blooming, I will have to pay attention to the pods. So far I haven’t eaten any part of the plants because they still seem so small. If I eat some, there won’t be much left!
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi