Simplifying Pea Production

A look at any seed catalog will reveal at least three kinds of peas: shelling peas, snap peas, and snow peas. Shelling peas are the ones that show up in the canned and frozen vegetable sections at the supermarket. When you grow them at home, though, there’s quite a bit of work involved in getting all those little…

You Were Right about the Peas!

At the end of February, I wrote a post about last year’s abysmal failure growing peas. But I said that, despite all the non-germinating seeds and withered seedlings of last year, I was giving it another go, planting several feet each of Amish Snap, Mammoth Melting Sugar, and Burpeeana Early. And, my dear readers, you…

They’re Alive!

Last year, I had a terrible time with peas. Very low germination. And, of the plants that came up, at least half mysteriously withered within a couple of weeks. All in all, I got about ten pods for fifteen feet of row. Meaning I would have had better results if I had just left the…

Planting Peas: Any Ideas?

It’s been incredibly warm all winter, and this week has been no exception. After a couple inches of snowfall on Sunday evening, we’re back up to the 60’s during the day. Even our overnight temperatures now aren’t dipping below 48! All this gave me the courage to plant some peas yesterday, a week earlier than…