Be Hap-pea – Alaska Peas

Categories: Seeds and Vegetables.

Peas are very ap’pea’ling.

There is nothing better than popping out into the garden and picking some peas and eating them fresh from the pod.

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Sow pea seeds in early spring.  Plant about 2.5 cm deep and cover with soil.  Space the seeds apart about 5 cm.

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I plant them in small batches a couple of weeks apart then the harvest time will be spread out.

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Once they pop through the ground the true leaves will start to form.

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Mine are planted in a good sized bucket with a wire trellis in the middle.

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I also had lots planted in a small blue recycling bin.

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Small white blooms will appear and shortly after that the pea pod will start to grow, thin at first, but gradually getting fatter.

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Little tendrils will also grow to anchor the pea plants to a trellis.
Lots of fresh, yummy peas to eat.  Most of them get eaten right from the pod.  I also love to sprinkle them onto a salad.  Not many of them make it to the saucepan!
What’s your favourite way to eat peas?
The peas have all been harvested and eaten for this year … and it is time to dream of them for next year.

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