Peas and tomatoes

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The sugar snap peas are dying from this midsummer heat. We planted tomatoes in the middle of the pea bed in early summer and the two plants have been balancing each other ever since. Tomatoes take nitrogen from the soil and peas and beans give nitrogen back – a perfect pair.

Now that we’ve taken the peas out, we’ve seeded cilantro and basil alongside the tomatoe plants. These plants are also compatible in the soil and for pest control, as well as make a delicious combo for salad or salsa!

This is a picture of┬ápurslane – one of the weeds we’ve been finding in the garden while prepping beds for new planting and pulling out old crops. It’s edible! Purslane is high in omega 3s and doesn’t taste like much.