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. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

peas are almost ready!

peas 2 peas 1

I planted 4 varieties of peas this spring. Probably too close together, but so far they're OK. The nice thing is that they are blooming and forming peas in succession. I'm looking forward to different types of peas ripening at different times. I hadn't realized this benefit of planting multiple types.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

My snap pease are just starting to blooom (New Haven) and I just saw some shrunken gooey leaves at the growing tips? Looking online but haven't figured out what it is yet. Help?

May 27, 2010 10:50 AM

Blogger Rachel said...

We always slam our peas in really close together and they do fine. Actually this year they've outgrown their trellises. We've been harvesting for two weeks and have already gotten over 20lbs from them. So yes! Slam them in! They don't mind!

May 27, 2010 1:16 PM

Anonymous John Craine said...

We planted our peas way late and they are only about a foot tall. With this recent hot weather I fear that we are too far gone to expect any production.

May 28, 2010 6:39 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks for the slamming support Rachel. 20 lbs -wow!

I am trying to figure out the shrunken goey leaves at the tips. I don't know. Frost? Bugs?

May 28, 2010 11:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possibly animal urine?

May 29, 2010 9:18 AM

Blogger kathy said...

that's a good suggestion...

May 30, 2010 10:02 PM


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