Soup peas have been enjoyed as a winter staple in Europe for centuries. Spectacular plants are beautiful enough to grow as an ornamental. Productive strain from Holland. Soak dry seeds overnight before cooking. Vigorous 5-6' tall plants. Soup, 80-85 days.
This is an Egyptian Walking Onion.It mostly propagates by making little onions on the top of stalks. They get heavy and bend the stalk to the ground where the little bulbs can root. It is a very strange looking plant! Very untidy! In the first picture, you can also see that it can make flowers.
We let it grow in a garden of spring bulbs, since their leaves are also very untidy this time of year. We are not too serious about weeding, so there are daisies and milkweed, as well as tomatoes.
This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster! Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
Garden - heirloom tomatoes
Garden in June
A strange vine appeared
It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island
Texas Signs amused us
Art Museum at Vassar
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
from other summers:
House and Garden
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park 2