'Dim Sum' is a Chinese cuisine of tasty little dishes to 'touch the heart'.
This blog will serve up morsels of 'grow my own', slow food, art, poetry, travel and the occasional cat tale.
"Gardening makes my heart bloom" -- mum
"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat." -- Confucius
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Mangetout 'Golden Sweet'
In recent months, I've been thoroughly entertained by this yellow-podded mangetout pea, my first foray into mangetout growing. The peas were a rare heritage variety supplied by the Real Seeds Catalogue. Fifteen peas were sown in mid-April and fifteen plants transferred to the pea patch in May. The plants grew very fast, climbing to the top of the 5 foot high netting in no time and would have kept on going if there were something to cling to!
I don't know if this is true of all mangetout but this variety does put on quite a show.
Every single flower dances through hues of light pink, magenta, mauve, purple, blue.....
... and finally fades away to reveal the loveliest lemon yellow pod.