golden sweet mangetout.

Posted: May 30th, 2011 | Author: Kathryn | Filed under: garden | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

I grow many heirloom vegetables in my garden but the one that I am most excited about this year is the Golden Sweet Mangetout. Its a rare and beautiful snow pea that looks just amazing in the garden. The flowers are two tones of pink/purple with a yellow green centre. After the flower has been open for no more than a week, the dried and faded petals give way to a small yellow pod, slightly translucent with tiny visible peas. They are so clean, shiny and new. Just beautiful.

We finally ate our first strawberry of the season, it is the very one in the photograph above. I am growing a pink flower variety this year and they are so very sweet. I’d never seen pink flowered strawberries before and couldn’t leave the nursery without some. I have nine plants in pots, hopefully they will keep us fed for the summer.