I was out weeding between the carrots and peas over the weekend and had one of those moments that occurs every so often in the country where there is very little noise. I guess you could say I had some peas and quiet. I also noted that this must be a very good year for peas since there are some vining into adjacent bell peppers. If those vines choke out the peppers but result in top quality peas, you might say we won a
No Bell Peas Prize
|The Blizzard peas STILL do not endorse Rob's puns|
For example, we do not actually grow peas and peppers in the same area, so happily, we should not have pea vines choking out our peppers. Needless to say, the trellising helps contain the pea vines somewhat. But, since the peas grow vertical, they tend to have a shade zone. Peppers like their sun, so a shade zone might not be helpful to our bell peppers. As a result, we interplant bush beans with peppers and we are trying some clover as well.
I was just thinking. Most people seem to like baby animals. How about 'baby' plants? Would you find young pea plants to be...
A pea ling?
Which reminds me! It is time to give a harvest update to those who are keeping score at home. In our last post, we mentioned that we were zeroing in on the record (160 pounds) for a season and had harvested 123 pounds at that point. As of this writing, we have blown past the record and are even lapping our "pie in the sky" goal (300 pounds) for a year's production.
|Oregon Sugar Pod II||116.8|
Since this is supposed to be a post about peas AND cukes, we'd like you to know that the cukes...
Look Just Vine to Us!
|Lovely coverage and texture.. soon everyone will decorate with them!|
And, in case you didn't know, peas can get you exercise as well. We are considering marketing a new hot drink that combines peas and coffee. You exercise while drinking it (maybe doing cucumber yoga?). I think we'll call it...