This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Snap pea

Finally a snap pea is ripe!

I do have to admit, though, that there are about 5 of these on the vines. Not a very good crop. I'll probably just eat them raw, right as I pick them. The seeds didn't fare well with the wet spring and alot didn't sprout. My snow pea crop will be ready soon and it looks pretty good.

Pisum sativum


Anonymous Patrick said...

Do you ever use innoculant or have you been growing bean and pea plants in the same ground long enough that you know if the nitrogen fixing bacteria is present? I ask this because most of the time I hear about people having a poor harvest this seems to be the problem.

The bacteria will eventually establish itself, but it will take a while, maybe years. You can buy the innoculant at many garden centers.

July 15, 2006 2:50 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I have been growing peas and beans in this soil about 14 years now. I always have great bean harvests, but never (or maybe once) good pea harvests. I have always grown shell peas, and this year for the first time am trying snap and snow peas. The snow peas seem pretty good. The snaps didn't come up well - maybe 20 seedlings from a whole package. It wasn't too early (May), so I thought maybe too wet? Maybe too late. I should try innoculant, which I have never done. I did notice the package said to use it, but I didn't. I will remember this and try it next year. Thank you.

I'm looking forward to the snow peas, which look about 1-2 weeks from harvest.

July 17, 2006 7:28 PM


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