On Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:25:52 AM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
We have two pea fences in the garden, 25' long and 4' high. My wife plants
the edible pod peas on one and green peas for shelling and freezing on the
other. She's gotten the first harvest already. The plants are pulled out an
d thrown to the sheep to eat. Another crop is planted and on the way.
with the heat we've been having i'm not
sure how much longer these plants will be going
but i can't imagine pulling them quickly or
i tend to let things like peas and beans go
as long as they have even a bit of green left
on them and as long as the pods are drying ok.
if it looks like the pods are drying and we're
in for a spell of rains then i'll scramble to
pick what i can and get them in box tops to
finish drying and shell out any that are
immature enough to be edible as shellies.
i planted a mix of peas that i had left over
and so these two rows of plants are mostly
intermixed. some are edible as pods, shellies
and later when they've dried i just wish i
knew which they were.
the fun thing is that some of them are so
beautiful as plants and the flowers that i'm
hoping they will cross with some of the others
so i can get nicer colored flowers than the
white to pale yellow flowers the soup peas
get. those would look pretty neat if they
had other colored flowers because they have a
growth habit where they have mostly tendrils
so they look like little fuzzy rows growing.
not that i expect this to happen, but i'll
look for it and encourage it. never know
what Momma Nature might have in mind... :)
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