Welcome to our video series Homegrown, Homemade. I’m a cook who needs some help in the garden and Fine Gardening‘s Danielle Sherry is a gardener who needs some help in the kitchen. We’ve teamed up to show gardeners and cooks of all skill levels how get the most out of their crops from seed to plate.
In the series on peas, Danielle shows me how to plant the pea bed, three ways to stake pea plants, and how to harvest the peas. Then we move into the kitchen, where I show Danielle how to blanch peas for freezing, how to use pea pods for a simple vegetarian broth, and finally, I share one of my favorite pea recipes: Pea & Mint Soup with Lemon Cream.
Episode One: How to Plant Peas
Peas like it cool, so the best time to start planting is when you can get down a few inches into the soil and it feels cool and moist, but not too wet. Pea plants leave nitrogen behind, so Danielle recommends planting in the same spot I used last season and shares her tricks, including treating the seeds with inoculant and spacing my plants, so this year’s crop will be better than last year’s.
|Episode One: How to Plant Peas||Episode Two: How to Care for Pea Plants||Episode Three: How to Harvest Peas|
|Episode Four: How to Prep Peas||Recipe Demo: Pea & Mint Soup with Lemon Cream|
|For more on growing peas, see our sister site, VegetableGardener.com.|
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