After two visits to Seedy Saturdays I’m hap-pea that I’ve got five ap-pea-ling varieties of peas to grow. Can you tell I love the play on words?
Today I’m starting a series of Be Hap-pea posts sharing different peas that I’ll be growing on the plant tables this year. As the season progresses I will document how each of these peas grow.
Tall peas – these come from a local seed source and will grow up a trellis and should be higher than the regular peas which will twine and attach onto all sorts of things close by.
Monk peas- these have a fascinating story with them and are classified as heirloom seeds. Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk, discovered the basic principles of heredity. He did extensive studies and used peas most of the time because they offspring could be quickly and easily produced. These seeds should grow into dwarf planted with pink and white flowers. The seeds are perfect for making pea soup. These should be fascinating to watch grow.
Snow White flower peas – Here’s another packet of seeds from a local seed source. Notice the white pea seeds and they will have white flowers. I can’t wait for April to get them into the ground.
Alaskan peas – These peas should be like the peas I’ve grown in the past, a bush variety that will twine onto themselves. We love eating the peas freshly picked from the plant.
This packet of seems will be a mystery until they grow. They came labelled as misc heirloom seeds. I think some of them look like the monk peas that I mentioned above. I’ll have to keep these in a totally separate pot, or maybe a few pots, so that I can track their progress. I’ll be taking photos of all stages of their growth and seeing if I can figure out if they are a specific variety.
The mosaic/collage images were created with Picasa, which is a downloaded version to my computer (not sure if it is still available as Picacsa online has gone through lots of changes. I used the picture pile where you can add a frame and resize each photo individually.
The site is going through some big changes – moving to a new server and purging old posts and photos from several years ago. If by chance you come across a link that isn’t working, just let me know and I’ll see what the problem is. Sometimes when something gets deleted from one place the link still remains on another place. It’s a long process, so I hope you will stick with me while this all goes one.
Be Hap-pea with Ap’pea’ling Varieties – tracking the different peas I’m growing
monk peas, Alaskan peas, snow peas, tall peas, snap peas, heirloom peas
sweet peas (not edible)
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