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It is July first, and I finally have -- *drumroll* -- ONE (1) pea!

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It is July first, and I finally have -- *drumroll* -- ONE (1) pea!

Post  Megan on 7/1/2010, 8:27 pm

I am quite serious. I thought peas were a spring crop. What is up with that?! :scratch:

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Post  Leighfluver on 7/1/2010, 8:34 pm

OMW!!! I was wondering the very same thing!? I planted mine back in April. All I can think is that it has been VERY warm this year up north. Could it be that way for you as well? I would think that you can plant in Feb/March down there (I am in PA)?
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Post  Megan on 7/1/2010, 8:56 pm

I planted seed direct in late April, twice: 4/25 and then again 4/29 when I got paranoid because nothing was coming up. We had a warm snap in Feb/March but it got very cold again after that... and it took time to set up my boxes after it warmed up again, so I lost time there.

What I don't understand is why the peas are so incredibly slow (they sprouted relatively early, but then it seemed that they were literally in stasis, for the longest time) whereas I have pole beans and squash attempting to take over the world. Next year I will try to start them earlier... but I still wonder.
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Post  jsavolt on 7/1/2010, 9:05 pm

Im In Wisconsin and I planted mine very early because we had an unseasonably warm spring. I put my first peas in April first and usually plant them by May first. I just pulled them out this week as they were finished. I don't think I got very many peas this year. I also planted some later and they are 5 1/2 feet tall and doing beautiful. I think the temp. has a lot to do with it. I guess we can put in a late season crop soon.

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Post  martha on 7/1/2010, 9:43 pm

Wow, I thought my pea harvest was lame!

Megan, how are your strawberry plants? My red Alpine is a little larger than a quarter, and looking pretty hearty, and my yellow alpine is about dime size. I had 5ish red alpines and 20ish yellows - 1 and 1 have survived so far.
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Post  Megan on 7/1/2010, 9:58 pm

@martha wrote:Wow, I thought my pea harvest was lame!

Megan, how are your strawberry plants? My red Alpine is a little larger than a quarter, and looking pretty hearty, and my yellow alpine is about dime size. I had 5ish red alpines and 20ish yellows - 1 and 1 have survived so far.

Hee, yes... lame indeed! Very Happy Though they are still blooming. I might get a couple mouthfuls out of those eventually. (The beans... that's another story.)

My Alpines are all yellows. I scattered a bunch of seed in each pocket of a medium strawberry jar. I am not going out there to check right now (skeeters would eat me!) but off the top of my head, I think four pockets survived, with more than one plant in each pocket. They are all a little bigger than quarter size, I think. I'll post you some pictures tomorrow. (Remind me!) Luck would have it, it seems to be two and two on either side of the jar so I have been trying to rotate it periodically.
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Post  martha on 7/1/2010, 10:50 pm

Megan, if you show me yours, I'll show you mine.



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Post  auntij on 7/1/2010, 10:57 pm

I guess I should feel grateful for the 2 or 3 handfuls of sugar snaps I picked then. I was feeling a little disgruntled and wondered what I did wrong. They are still blooming so I am feeling good about that.

Martha I lost all but like 5 or 6 strawberries to ants They were HUGE too. It was heartbreaking. Honestly we had a bunch that were the size of peaches.

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Re: It is July first, and I finally have -- *drumroll* -- ONE (1) pea!

Post  Megan on 7/2/2010, 8:16 am

@martha wrote:Megan, if you show me yours, I'll show you mine.


I was close... three pockets survived, with four plants total. This pocket has two.


(For those of you who didn't see the original post, Martha and I both started strawberries from seed this spring, and have a $0.01 bet going to see who gets berries first! jocolor )
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Post  silverbug on 7/2/2010, 8:59 am

My pea harvest wasn't what I expected when I had full, lush vines, but then again the rabbits clear cut at least 12 vines over the season....still got a good two cups worth. LOLOL

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Post  Megan on 7/2/2010, 9:08 am

Found one more pea this morning. By golly, production has DOUBLED!!!
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Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 7/2/2010, 10:42 pm

Ah, so I'm not the only one. My peas started off fast back in May, then seemed to stall out at less than a foot, producing only a couple of pea pods. Then everything else grew like mad around them, leaving them buried way back in the shade.

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Post  Megan on 7/2/2010, 10:45 pm

My two squares stalled out at about 4-5" high and then sat there for WEEKS. They have finally started to climb and are actually being a little combative with the cucumbers for space, but seem very, very delicate. Nothing like the peas I remember from my youth. (Oh, and I found a third pod, about 3/4" long.)
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