I thought I'd take a few minutes today though to share a little gardening success. For years I had given up on trying to grow peas. It was just one of those "black-thumb" areas in my gardening life. When I planted peas I was lucky if they reached six inches high, and even then they would just fall over and die. Last year I decided to try again, and had a very small amount of success, a couple plants actually flourished (out of many seeds put in the ground).
This year though, we have incredible looking peas. Thanks to what I'll call the "Mohrghaine Method". Mohrghaine is a friend from my "other life" of being a computer consultant. For years she gave me advice on how to plant my peas, but I was so burned out by my pea problems that I was reluctant to try again. HOWEVER, this year I listened. I'll let the pictures below speak for themselves.
Sugar Snap Peas by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: These are well over 5 feet tall! They started blooming a couple days ago, and there are a few little pods forming.
Cascadia Blue Snap Peas by Seeds of Change - these are bush style pea, they've been blooming for over a week and we started picking peas a couple days ago. Mmmm.