I know I know.....I'm all "beaned out" too. These things never give up. Guiltily I am finding myself looking at my snow peas and french beans with an impatient sigh in my heart to hurry up and finish so I can replant my beds with spring and summer crops, but also with the thankfulness and satisfaction that so much green produce has been bought into my kitchen this season. The fresh garden nibbling and additions to our meals has been a delicious and abundant attraction in my winter garden.
I am grateful nevertheless this afternoon as I pluck the start of a second (and final) flowering of beans and yes, the last of my snow peas. Half the peas have already been pulled out and thrown to the chooks and the compost, the other half are soon destined for the same. For now their nitrogen producing roots can remain a little longer while my newly sown eggplant and capsicum seeds germinate in their boxes.
I am enjoying cooking and eating what is left as well as starting to "steal" from our Silverbeet and Kale crops and dream in anticipation of what is soon to be growing here along with our budding warmer days.