If one has ten pounds and four ounces of shell peas in the pod, how much will the shelled peas (minus pod) weigh?
Both hubby and I missed with our guesses. Me more than he. The shelled peas weighed in at three pounds and four ounces which made him closer to the correct amount than I was.
After they were blanched and packaged for the freezer in serving sized portions (a serving sized portion being enough for both of us for one meal), I had eight servings. Not bad for a first picking.
Shell peas are a bit labor/time intensive to harvest and process, no doubt about it. But when you can pull a package of peas out of the freezer in February and have them TASTE like garden fresh peas, that makes it worth it in my book.
I won't think about picking again today but if we get rain, more may be ready tomorrow.
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