End of the Peas

Today I cut back the snow peas. Another batch is beginning to shoot along the western fence but between now and when they ripen, we’re pea-less. I left the roots in the ground so the nitrogen captured by them will work  its way into the soil and benefit the next crop of whatever. The stems went into the compost.



The peas will be part of tonight’s dinner; leftover mashed potatoes will become gnocchi and the peas will be mixed with blue cheese for the sauce.



Overnight my garden was attacked by what is probably the bandicoot. I have no photos of the siege because there’s nothing to show – except a bit of dirt. The Brussels sprouts I planted out on 11 Sept have all been nibbled, basically to the ground. Some of my kohlrabi seedlings in the western bed suffered the same fate and something dug around one of my middle beds wreaking havoc on the baby carrot sprouts and some of the spring onion sprouts. I repaired the damage as best I could (nothing I could do with what was eaten) and sprinkled coffee grounds everywhere on the off-chance that deters whatever it was. My battle with the local fauna is never ending.


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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2 Responses to End of the Peas

  1. oh those bandicoots! – I think the only thing to do is fence them out, and even then you have to make sure they don’t dig under the fence – sigh.

  2. I don’t have the heart to fence them out though I’m starting to wonder if I could change my mind. I’ve recently found a whole lot of bandicoot diggings where I planted sunflower seeds. I think bandicoots love them. It will be interesting to see if I get any sprouts :-O

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