The edible cover crop I planted last winter has exceeded expectations in terms of . . .
WE’RE COVERED IN PEAS!!!
Peas, peas, and yes, peas.
Fava beans, biomaster peas, yellow peas, and sugar snap peas.
Is there such a thing as a 150% germination rate? I think so.
When I say peas, though, few actual peas, but plants and blooms, yes and truly.
Really super pretty.
Gardener’s privilege. You plant it, you get first nibble.
I also get the sweetest blackberries, which also happens to make sense in terms of wise berry picking technique. I.e., if you find that perfectly ripe berry, falling off the vine ready, it needs to be eaten right then and there, or it will get mushed in the berry bucket and start the rest of them going down the terrible path to decay.
I don’t have a similar justification for pea greed, but I do it anyway.
Gardeners have a reputation for generosity, and while it’s well-earned (think buckets of squash), it is also a little bit of a counterbalance for the streak of greediness we know we all possess. You are never going to get the first raspberry off a gardener, or the first ripe fig.
‘Cuz we done et it.