Standing no taller than two foot, chickpea plants border our top veggie garden.
Little white flowers signal new pods are soon to grow. This was my very first season with growing chickpeas and to be honest, I knew little before planting – just dived right in.
After seeing how few chickpeas, each plant produces, I actually thought I wouldn’t grow them again – long growing times, only two to five chickpeas grown from each plant is apparently normal but still disappointing.
I was disappointed until…
……I discovered our Little One foraging for chickpeas in the garden – obviously inspired by seeing Mummy pick the tiny green pods.
We sat under the shade of a large tree, popping the pods to access the fresh chickpeas. Not waiting till the pods were dry, meant that the pods and peas were green. Oh my goodness, the green chickpeas were so delightfully sweet. Our Little One ate them all up (except two that I was quick enough to throw in my mouth).
We then went foraging for ripe cherry tomatoes. Garden food foraging is always an exciting activity for children – picking their own healthy snacks!
In conclusion, I will be growing chickpeas again, just HEAPS MORE of them.
Note on the 3rd of March 2015, I wrote an update of this post.