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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.

15 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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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