This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, April 12, 2010

corn stalks for pea support


I decided to go with the pea trellis material that was lying around my garden - last year's popcorn stalks.


Blogger KatieLovesDogs said...

Ooohhh. Good idea. maybe I could use my hibiscus stalks...

April 12, 2010 9:58 PM

Blogger Dan said...

They look nice! Nothing better then organic structures in the garden.

April 12, 2010 10:12 PM

Blogger Kristin said...

Love that idea! I tried growing my peas near my corn, but the timing didn't work out too well!

April 12, 2010 10:49 PM

Blogger MAYBELLINE said...

Perfect choice!

April 13, 2010 12:36 AM

Anonymous Jannine Cabossel said...

Hey I like your use of the cornstalks for the peas! You are further along in the beginning of your season than I am, here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have a gardening blog too that I started in January-check it out-would love to share veggie info with you..

April 13, 2010 2:31 AM

Blogger Q said...

That's excellent! My mom does the same thing for her peas too - she uses stuff from around her garden. She's always pulling dead branches off trees and saving anything long and sturdy from her garden.

April 13, 2010 3:11 PM

Blogger Laura Tas said...

i made tepees for my pees this year. I didn't realize you could plant peas so close together though! That's great!

April 13, 2010 9:27 PM

Blogger Hannah said...

That's a great idea!

April 13, 2010 10:18 PM

Anonymous Jen said...

Genius idea I love it! Great use for all of those skinny little branches that snapped off my oaks this winter...

April 13, 2010 11:37 PM

Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Good idea!

April 14, 2010 2:06 AM

Blogger Matron said...

Oh what a brilliant idea! and I could kick myself because I kept my corn stalks just for a bit of Winter interest on the patch, and cut them down and threw them out just last week. Grrrr!

April 15, 2010 1:40 PM


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