Eat pea shoots and leaves

We eat salad all year round in our house, so we get through many bags of prepared salad leaves. Baby leaves, rocket and pea shoots are yummy but can be expensive and wasteful if use by dates are missed. So as it is super easy, I have already started growing my cut and come again lettuce, with some already harvested and eaten. In addition this year, I decided to grow some pea shoots to improve our salad mix.

I had read that it is possible and much cheaper to grow pea plants using dried peas intended for cooking. So I bought a box for 50p (which is a quarter of the price of regular seeds) and used a 1/3 of the packet. So, so far so good.

I soaked them in water overnight until they looked like proper peas again.

Then filled a seed tray with compost, To make sure the compost is good and wet I stood the tray in water until the compost had up soaked as much water as possible. Then covered the soil, completely with a layer of the peas, leaving only a small gap between each one. A layer of compost on top, a little watering and the planting was complete.

I placed the tray on my sunny kitchen window and two days later the first shoots were appearing.

After a week the shoots were pushing up the soil.

By the third week they were ready to harvest.

All photographs ©designsbysusy

You’re a Record Breaker

My husband broke his neck in a rugby accident way back in 1988. Since then he has  tried to find new, interesting and quite often dangerous things to do whenever the chance arises, the latest was to pull a passenger jet with a team of wheelchairs.

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Heathrow Airport and British Airways joined forces with Aerobility to host Wheels4Wings, a Guinness World Records® official attempt for the heaviest aircraft to be pulled over 100 metres by a team of people in wheelchairs.
The previous record was held by a Belgian team who pulled a 67.19 tonne Lockheed C-130 Hercules over 102 metres in 2011.

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As I stood safely at the side struggling to get a close up video, I was wishing I could see it from the cockpit, so thank you to the pilot Guy Westgate for sharing his video with my husband.

A new Guinness World Record was achieved by the Wheels4Wings team of 98 wheelchair users, who pulled a 127.6 tonne Boeing Dreamliner 787 at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, on 23 November 2018.
The money raised from this event was for Aerobility, the Charity which enable people with all disabilities to participate in aviation.

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Apologies for the Record Breaker theme, but it was my ear worm all day, you have to be of a certain age and from the Uk to get that obviously. It was a Children’s TV show hosted by Roy Castle where people attempted Guinness World Records.