Today's highlight: to stand on the high step of the ladder to pick Grams' High Pea planted in the garden's highest raised bed. Despite the fact that this year they have been planted behind the greenhouse for lack of better, they still protrude about 3 meters into the air, so it requires a fairly stable stand to be able to cope with the prevailing westerly winds.
Some of the pods have a nice elastic around them - not to hold it all together, but to mark that they must be allowed to stay on the plant to be able to harvest seeds later. Otherwise, one (I especially!) Could easily just pick loose on it all without thinking that next year there should be something to sow.
Grams Høje is distinguished by the fact that in our experience they can stay longer on the plant without being floured. The taste is excellent, but after all they do not give double the yield even though they are twice as tall as ordinary pea varieties - with us they first start to put pods at a height of over 1 meter. They can probably be found for sale in some places on the web, and are otherwise available through the Seed Collectors.
Written by Peter Norris