I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy growing edibles because they’re beautiful. I think cabbage nestled in the flowerbed among other plants is really lovely as are so many other edible plants. Last fall I planted some ‘Golden Sweet Snow Peas’, but the frost hit before they could produce their bountiful crop, so I didn’t get to see or taste any of the golden pods. I did get to enjoy the beautiful purple blooms at least, I’ve never seen anything like it in an edible pea.
I got these seeds last fall from Baker Creek. They describe these lovely peas this way: more than a novelty, this variety produces flat pods that are a beautiful, bright lemon-yellow, great in stir-fries. Tall 6′ vines with purple flowers. Collected from a market in India, rare and tasty.
Since we have trouble with deer and groundhogs eating the peas from the back garden, I planted these in two large pots on the front porch. I also made a quick teepee support from bamboo by the back deck and planted some there as well and some around another teepee in the front flowerbed. The normal time for planting peas here in NE Ohio is St. Patrick’s day, I’m only a week late.
I watered them all in well and I’m hoping for a lovely harvest of golden sweet snow peas in a few months. I also planted some arugula earlier this week in one of the hoop houses. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to get over to my mom’s house to plant peas and potatoes in her garden. I’m so happy to have dirt under my nails again!
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