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otatop



Joined: 01 Jun 2005
Posts: 1425
Location: North London
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 8:54 pm    Post subject: Asparagus peas  Reply with quote    

I like to try one new thing every year, and this year I tried asparagus peas. After choosing them as my try out I was quite excited to see them growing in the kitchen garden at Ham House (nothing post 18th century) but so far I've been a little disappointed. They are very attractive garden plants - and quite delicious, but as a food crop in a small garden they don't pay for the growing space. Does anyone here grow them?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11405

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I tried them once and then ditched them - they were pretty and nice but didn't manage to oust the favourites...

Res



Joined: 07 Apr 2005
Posts: 1172
Location: Allotment Shed, Harlow
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I grew a couple last year but had no pods off them

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I grew some last year, had plenty of pods but didn't like the taste. Yuk! They are pretty to look at though.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They are very pretty, but the pods go woody very quickly IME.

otatop



Joined: 01 Jun 2005
Posts: 1425
Location: North London
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We all seem to agree then.

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Difficult to cook and raw taste bland...we tried and felt we could use the space for something more tasty.

ragged staff



Joined: 06 Jan 2009
Posts: 9
Location: Warwickshire
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just harvested mine, nothing special

But they were the only crop on the allotment not to be bothered by pests!!

Steve

Res



Joined: 07 Apr 2005
Posts: 1172
Location: Allotment Shed, Harlow
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 10 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ragged staff wrote:
they were the only crop on the allotment not to be bothered by pests!!


ROFL see even the bugs dont like them either

zigs



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 524
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 10 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm going to try pea asparagus.

Reason behind that is there are these,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_barnacle

And these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnacle_Goose

Ergo, pea asparagus.

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