Now the other peas are nearly ready for harvesting but look what I'm facing.
WHAT was I thinking when I put these two lengths of pea trellises so close together? I had more than ample planting space in the field garden this year. I could easily have spaced them farther apart. Much farther apart. How about if I use the excuse that I'm new to gardening and didn't realize how "bushy" the pea vines would get? (This is actually my 45th year of gardening but if you spread that around, I'll feel really stoopid about this pea fiasco.)
I'm facing the task of picking down the middle of this jungle to harvest our main crop which should be ready sometime early next week. How will I do it? With a bowl in one hand and a machete in the other? Granted, I honestly think the pea vines have grown thicker and busier this year than normal because of the cool weather and lots of moisture, but I still set the trellises much closer than they should have been. What happened? (Maybe I need my meds adjusted? Nooo, don't take any. Did I have a little nip before heading to the garden to measure for the trellises? Believe me, if I imbibed mid-day I'd never even make it out to the garden.) What a blunder.
I'll end this post with a picture of my first slicing cucumber this year.
No, no, I don't mean the first one I've harvested. It's the first one I've found forming. Think there's any chance we'll get edible sized ones before Jack Frost visits us?