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Post  kkalasa on 5/14/2010, 4:04 pm

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I planted snow peas and regular peas side by side. Do they cross pollinate? to make matters worse I think I made some mistakes when I was writing down what I planted in each square. So the two peas are totally mixed up.

Also, when are they ready to harvest? I have many pods that are 2-3 inches long but many more that are are just starting to grow. Should I start picking the ones that look ready or can I wait for a larger harvest?

In good news...I found a few ladybugs and ladybug eggs! Hopefully they can make a dent in my massive aphid problem. Several lettuces and all my spinach were lost to the aphids and my peas are covered in them.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/14/2010, 6:49 pm

I have been reading the companion planting page most of the day, I would go to the garden and come back to make sure. ( I really need printer paper.) But while I was there I was reading that the morning glories I planted in pots to give my garden color draws hoverflies they eat aphids. I hope this helps, and if I had my mind together I would have googled natural remedy for aphids. I have put two links in one for the hoverflies to see what they look like so you can be on the look out for these good flies and then the companion planting page. I really like this page, I found it on another thread I have it as a home page for the moment. I moved my sage out of my herbs, I didnt know it didnt make a nice neighbor with basils. Didnt feel like the arguing in the garden beds :-D
Hope things work out Smile

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Post  Chopper on 5/14/2010, 10:19 pm

I know that old standby - ladybugs - eat aphids. I released some in the garden last year and I still have quite a few sitings. And no aphid problem to speak of - although I have roses and pittosporum.

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/15/2010, 8:50 am

Pick the peas as they ripen. Snow peas don't swell up like regular so they are easy to tell apart. They may crosspollinate, so I wouldn't recommend saving the seed for next year. Crosspollination never affects the first year's plants or "fruit", only the plants coming off saved seeds.

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Post  trustingHim on 5/15/2010, 11:28 am

I also had aphid troubles earlier this season. They loved my peas! The ladybugs seem to have saved the day. I don't see nearly as many aphids now, though I haven't spotted the ladybugs lately either. Sad
I have all kinds of new bugs to take over where the aphids left off. Gardening seems to have new challenges each day. I have learned so much during this first attempt at gardening.

If the ladybugs don't take care of the aphids, insecticidal soap works too. I used Dr. Bronner's liquid castille soap diluted in water. It smells good and takes out aphids- bonus!
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