I finally have a home and am new to gardening. I broke up the soil along
a chainlink fence and planted snap peas this spring. Other than watering
them a few times when first planted and tying them back up after they lost
their grip during storms, they have been easy, and tasty with vegetable
The plants have now yellowed (would watering help or would the heat get to
them anyway?). So I collected and dried a bunch of the mature peas. Is
that all I need to do to get seeds for a new crop of the same peas?
I heard snap peas could be planted for a fall crop. When is the best time
to do that in northern Illinois, early September?
David Efflandt - All spam ignored http://www.de-srv.com /
The heat burns them out eventually; some say a heavy mulch keeping the
roots cool will extend their life.
yes, you can save the dry peas for seed; In my location in upstate New
York, the winter closes in too quickly for a fall crop- by the time it's
cool enough to plant them, there's not enough season left. Your mileage
may vary; why not try?
They're soooo good!
Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at home.earthlink.net/~garygarlic
Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
I let the last few snap peas dry on the dying plants. WHen i went to
tear up the plants I seeded the leftovers. I now have foot tall plants
agina that are produced their first pods this week. I should have
waited a week or two more. The lowest leaves of the plants yellowed
quickly. You probably can experiment plant 2-3 every week and see
which do best.
DiGiTAL ViNYL (no email)
Zone 6b/7, Westchester Co, NY, <1 mile off L.I.Sound
2nd year gardener
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