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Post  emadethis on 7/17/2013, 10:11 am

I'd love to get some sugar ann snap peas in and harvested before the frost comes, but I'm nervous about the heat.  Anything goes this time of year in CO and that goes for early fall.  Is there a way I can  protect the seeds/plants when it gets too warm?
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Post  jimmy cee on 7/18/2013, 12:53 pm

Keep them watered,. covered from the hot sun.
I just planted seeds for my fall crop, they will go into my newly made cold frame.

They are so delicious, wife and I cant get them to the kitchen, we eat all we pick.
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Post  lyndeeloo on 7/18/2013, 4:47 pm

LOVE the cold frame!!!!!!!!!!Very Happy 
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Post  jimmy cee on 7/18/2013, 8:27 pm

Thanks Lyndeelo
I put it together last fall with lots of wood I had hanging around for 30 + years.
One never knows when something will be needed.
4 x 7 and 9 inches of Mel's Mix, should do me well as I can raise the top to any height needed.
Dontcha just love this forum ???Wink
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Post  camprn on 7/18/2013, 9:25 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:... lots of wood I had hanging around for 30 + years.
One never knows when something will be needed.
Sadly I suffer from a similar affliction. Shocked Now all I need is some improved carpentry skills (and a few power tools) and I too could have a snazzy cold frame. Wink 

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Post  lyndeeloo on 7/18/2013, 9:45 pm

This is a great way to exchange ideas and information. Its really nice to have a place where people are excited, in my case obsessed, about gardening and willing to share their ideas and experiences.

I know we are supposed to be talking about Sugar Anns, but I really do love that cold frame. Now I'm going to have to figure out a way to build a portable one on top of one section of my SFG. I've always wanted a cold frame and just never got to it. One more project to add to the list!

I've also been admiring the cattle panel/concrete reinforcement panel trellises, so that will be another project. All my vines have already topped the EMT tubing supports I made. Underestimated the Veggies once again!

Back to the topic... I've never grown peas, never acquired the taste for them fresh. I've been a canned peas kind of girl. Maybe I need to grow some next year to see if I can acquire the taste.
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Post  camprn on 7/18/2013, 9:53 pm

@lyndeeloo wrote: I've never grown peas, never acquired the taste for them fresh. I've been a canned peas kind of girl. Maybe I need to grow some next year to see if I can acquire the taste.
YES! YES! YES! peas are the best fresh off the vine. okay 

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/18/2013, 11:39 pm

To me, it's the pods that make the pea. I especially love the Chinese snow peas that you sometimes get in a stir fry, with the tender but still crunchy pods. They're great raw or cooked.
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Post  jimmy cee on 7/19/2013, 11:31 am

When our sugar peas are ready, my wife and I go out to pick em...LOL...what a joke that is...LOL
I think for every ten we eat 1 goes in the pot, then we sit on our deck and finish the pot
with nothing left to take inside.
Grow them you'll love em
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Post  mschaef on 7/19/2013, 5:28 pm

This is my first year growing peas and just when they started to blossom and produce we got 3 days of 90 degree heat. That stoped them. My growing season is so short that I needed to plant my fall peas in order to get a crop from them before we freeze. The master gardeners here recommended using a shade cloth to protect the peas from the sun. That is my two sense.
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Post  sanderson on 7/19/2013, 7:13 pm

Jimmy cee, I never liked raw peas, the thawed peas from a freezer bag from the grocery. Than I tried a pod right off the vine. I'm hooked!
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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/19/2013, 8:05 pm

Sugar Peas grown in the garden are my favorite vegetable!
The peas never make it inside the house....lol        happy hi
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Post  lyndeeloo on 7/19/2013, 10:38 pm

OK I'm convinced, peas on next years garden planting list.Very Happy
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