Symbols of Spring: Sweet Peas and Artichokes

Spring has lots of wonderful garden surprises. Among them is the brief but fragrant (and colorful) appearance of sweet peas.

The plant in my yard has seen robust growth starting late last year thanks to the mild winter. The first few buds are just starting to emerge, and this marks the start of several exciting changes in my springtime diet.

It’s about the time artichokes and shelling peas start showing up regularly at my local store and farmer’s market.


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