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Post  bnoles on 5/30/2013, 5:23 pm

I went out to the garden this morning and picked a nice mess of my early green peas for dinner tonight. I have never grown or even cooked fresh peas before and what a treat this will be. There is nothing I know of that beats fresh veggies from your own garden. While I was shelling them, I sampled a few raw and found it hard to stop eating them (betcha can't eat just one) Smile My oldest grandson of 6 years, is really learning a lot with me. I hope tomorrow we can harvest our garlic and shallots. Having fun and enjoying the garden is what it is all about and Mel's mix makes it that much more enjoyable.

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/30/2013, 6:44 pm

Awesome! I am so ready to be collecting produce from the garden! I can't wait!!!

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Post  yolos on 5/30/2013, 7:08 pm

Looking good Bob. When did you plant these and what variety did you plant.

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Post  bnoles on 5/30/2013, 7:35 pm

@ArkansasSFGardener wrote:Awesome! I am so ready to be collecting produce from the garden! I can't wait!!!

Thanks! I hope it won't be too much longer for you.

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Post  bnoles on 5/30/2013, 7:38 pm

@yolos wrote:Looking good Bob. When did you plant these and what variety did you plant.

Hi yolos, these were planted on March 5 according to my notes. There were purchased at Pikes and I think it just said early green peas aka English Peas. They were so good at dinner. My wife and I agreed that we will be planting larger quantities of these in the future. Very Happy

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Post  yolos on 5/30/2013, 8:28 pm

I planted mine on 2/24 and had my first picking on 5/25. So about 90 days to maturity if planted in late feb. And about 85 days for yours planted 3/6. Pollinator planted some in early Feb so I hope he chimes in to see when his first picking was. I think his climate is about the same as ours.

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Post  plantoid on 5/30/2013, 8:33 pm

My peas are only 18 inches high and so far not a flower insight Sad

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/31/2013, 6:05 am

Plantoid your doing better than me. My peas are 1.5 inches high. No Here in England we are promised temperatures of 21c after 2 whole days of rain we need the sun. Not much of it so far affraid

My vegetables don't know if to grow or go back under the soil What a Face

Glad others are eating their peas though. Perhaps we should ask them to send us some okay okay

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Post  plantoid on 5/31/2013, 4:08 pm

I found a pea single flower to day at 17.30 ish ..it might open tomorrow ???
I'll get out the old rabbits tail pollinator and cross pollinate it with my kales & hanging basket plants that are in flower. that way I may even get a single pea pod forming ..... ready for some ****** pigeon to come along and scoff it. Laughing

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Post  brainchasm on 6/1/2013, 12:44 am

I've been picking a handful or more of pods almost everyday for weeks.

Planted heirloom Thomas Laxtons, and so far am incredibly pleased.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/1/2013, 7:44 am

I HAVE 2 PEA BLOSSOMS!!!

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/1/2013, 12:19 pm

Pigeons I hate em. They steal the blue tits food out of the feeder they crap all over my garden and they have the cheek to eat MY plants

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Post  walshevak on 6/1/2013, 3:35 pm

No peas for me this year. Sad I returned home too late in the year to even get them planted before 90* heat.

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Post  mschaef on 6/2/2013, 10:35 am

My peas are just now showing the faces. I planted them on May 18. This week I have to go out and get their trellis up so that have something to grow up. I'm so excited I have never grown peas before.

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Post  plantoid on 6/2/2013, 11:55 am

Eureeka!
We've got flowers on our peas and broad beans .... Laughing Laughing Very Happy Wink

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/2/2013, 11:56 am

@plantoid wrote:Eureeka!
We've got flowers on our peas and broad beans .... Laughing Laughing Very Happy Wink

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Post  brainchasm on 6/2/2013, 3:21 pm

Actually, looking a bit closer, my pea season may be almost done. We're getting into our hot season, and some of the plants are yellowing and drying. I also don't see a ton of new flowers, just some pods that are still ripening...might be all she wrote for this season.

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Post  bnoles on 6/2/2013, 3:30 pm

Hi Brian,

I am thinking the same. Looks like I still have one more small harvest in the next couple of days and then it is time to pull them up and give to the chickens and compost pile. We did get several tasty servings from our sample planting and look forward to more when the weather cools down for the fall.

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Post  Turan on 6/2/2013, 3:40 pm

I just came in from planting sugar snaps in the blank spots of my pea squares. For some reason the sugar snaps' germination was the worst. The Chinese snow pea were planted earliest and some are starting to grab the trellis. The Montana Marvel came up thick and fast. They are the first shelling pea I have ever grown intentionally.
I think I gotta wait one more month before I start picking.

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Post  mschaef on 6/2/2013, 5:12 pm

Here is a stupid question: at what temp is it to hot for peas? study I cant seem to figure it out.

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Post  Turan on 6/2/2013, 6:09 pm

@mschaef wrote:Here is a stupid question: at what temp is it to hot for peas? study I cant seem to figure it out.

Hitting 90s should be too much for them. I find they slow down in production by late July here and then trickle along till hard frost with maybe a bit of a spurt when it cools. Some here in the forum have experimented with trimming them back and then getting a second crop from the regrowth.

They would like a cooling mulch when they are up on the trellis. That helps them keep going.

What a cutie pie garden helper you got in your avatar Laughing

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Post  mschaef on 6/2/2013, 6:16 pm

@Turan wrote:
@mschaef wrote:Here is a stupid question: at what temp is it to hot for peas? study I cant seem to figure it out.

Hitting 90s should be too much for them. I find they slow down in production by late July here and then trickle along till hard frost with maybe a bit of a spurt when it cools. Some here in the forum have experimented with trimming them back and then getting a second crop from the regrowth.

They would like a cooling mulch when they are up on the trellis. That helps them keep going.

What a cutie pie garden helper you got in your avatar Laughing

Thanks Turan, my cutie pie is 6 now and tells everyone that he want to be a gardener when he grows up. I don't think that where I live gets many days over 90 degree. So will my peas just keep flowering and producing till it freezes again? :scratch: guess we shall see this year wont we.

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Post  Turan on 6/2/2013, 6:21 pm

I am south and up river from you near Bozeman. Mine do their greatest amount in a couple flushes in early summer and then sort of trickle along. The old growth gets looking yuck but they make new growth on top and that is where it will keep flowering as it grows.

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Post  mschaef on 6/2/2013, 9:59 pm

Awesome thanks turan!!!!!!! thanks My boys will love the fresh peas all summer long!!!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 6/3/2013, 12:08 am

Picked my 1st couple of peas the other day and again today. Just eating them right in the garden and so flavorful! Very Happy These are sugar snap peas.

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