Friday, June 10, 2011

Pea Success

This year, I planted peas on the berm along a sidewalk in the back garden.  I had to replant some after they were killed by an insane wind this spring.  As you can see, they're looking good.

I've been picking peas for over a week and there are more to come.

This is a small representation of the shelling types.

I planted:
edible pod: sugar bon 
   shelling types: little marvel (dwarf)
   snow peas: melting sugar

All have been good and are likely to be planted at Garden on Sherlock Street again.


  1. Good for you! I know you are enjoying them all. Have a nice weekend.

  2. Wow, they look great! I didn't know you could plant them so close together like that!

  3. ~meemsnyc
    Hi! I've had good success growing peas close together. I put up a little wire fence for them to climb and I think they help support each other.

  4. So many healthy looking peas. Do you freeze them as well.

  5. ~Malay-Kadazan girl
    Hello! Yes, I do freeze the extras we don't eat right away. I blanch them for about 2 minutes, put the on a towel to get the extra water and then spread them out on bar pan to sit in the freezer (usually overnight). Then, I put them in containers to store in the freezer and we have fresh pea flavor nex winter if they make it that long.

  6. They look delicious! Ours are done for at this point. 95 degree heat and no rain is doing a number. I need to plant more next year since we ate nearly all of them. Need to save some for later!

  7. Those peas looks delicious! Mine might be slightly jealous of yours.

  8. Things are looking good in your garden. I have some tomatoes.The birds are enjoying them too. :/ugh!

  9. They look GREAT...and I know they taste great too.

    Afraid of a little lizard...ahh, come on now.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    P.S. my addition to your gardening phrases is...
    Happy gardener-happy plants!

  10. I plant similar pea varieties too. Mine won't be ready for at least a month tho. Your photos remind me of their sweet crunchy taste and what I have to look forward to.

  11. I wish I would've planted some. Can you do a second crop toward autumn or wouldn't that work?

  12. How exciting that you've got so many to pick already. We found our first ripe sugar snap (bush type) today!

  13. Your peas sure are looking good! I planted some sugar peas way too late this year, so I probably won't get much of a harvest--a lesson learned for next year.

  14. Your peas look good. I received a pkg with a box of wildflowers. What-the-heck? I planted them on my rose trellis. We'll see how it goes.


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