Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Peas, Glorious Peas!

Hello everyone, its been a long time since I've personally written a post. I often times get involved in proof reading and such, but being the lead author is a dim memory from colder weather.

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.

Oregon Trail and Pioneer shell peas, both from Seeds of Change. We had very poor germination on these, about 50%. But what came up is doing well, blooming and some pods are started.
Needless to say, we will have peas to sell this Friday. See ya on the Farm!

1 comment:

Janice said...

They are indeed beautiful peas....
I saw them with my own eyes. Congrats on the long-awaited success. And all your other garden produce looks great too.