Last week I found a terrible beastie in a pea pod. It’s a horrible looking little beast that makes opening each pea pod a bit of a risky venture. I did a little research and found out that this hideous creature is the pea moth. Looks like I’ve got some pea moth management research in my future. The good news is that not every pea has a moth. I’d say about one in ten pods is infected, so I do still have a good number of peas that can be eaten.
Peas without larva taste (and look) so much better in a fresh home-grown salad.
In the vastly more pleasant category, we’re going to have a good grape crop again this year. I see many bunches of grapes forming on the pergola. They should be ready by the end of the summer. Sorry for the wacky photo angle!
Also in the pleasant news category, the blueberries are in full production mode now. We’re finally to the point where the kids can’t keep up with them and I can pick bowls of berries to bring inside. Yum!
I’ll leave you with our crazy-productive plum tree. This tree produces a huge crop of plums every year. Luckily, the plums are great for jam. We especially like golden spiced plum jam, which I’ll make again this year. The plums should be ready in the next week or two.