Monday, January 4, 2010

To Pea or Not to Pea? That is the Question.

Definitely to pea! There are many different varieties of peas. We decided to grow shelling peas. We bought the seeds from Baker's Nursery, a local family owned nursery. As with all the seeds we bought, these are organic and heirloom.

The company that packages these seeds is called Botanical Interests, based out of Broomfield, CO. We were so excited to get seeds that are organic and heirloom that we did not think to look for a local seed company. Next time we will do that. Our plan with this round of plantings is to save our seeds. Anyway, back to the peas.

The peas plants will grow up to 58 inches tall with white blossoms, as you can see. They don't need stakes, but we let them grow up the chicken wire. Right now, I am looking at the garden and contemplating where I could plant a second and third succession of peas.

Peas are a cold weather plant and one of my favorites to grow. They are also a fav for the kids to eat. This is the first pod. There are seven peas. Yay!!! I am so excited to eat them!

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