Saturday, March 3, 2012

Peas, peas, peas

The snap peas are still going strong! I planted these peas in the fall and we've been eating peas for dinner at least once a week for the past 6 weeks or so.
Snap pea

The blossoms are fascinating. This one reminds me of a dinosaur or bird head.
Snap pea blossom

The tendrils grab on to almost anything to anchor the climbing vines...
Pea tendril

...including each other. To the sky!
Pea tendrils

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  1. I'm growing sweet peas and English peas. I started them in January, so no peas yet. Hopefully, I'll get some peas before it get's too hot. You were smart starting yours early.

  2. I think peas are an overall pretty vegetable plant. Dainty and strong! Hope you're finding enough reci-peas to cope with the crop!

  3. A few years ago I planted some peas and Shawn and I would stand out in the garden picking and eating them straight form the vine. Of course I always said I'd plant more, but I never have...

  4. Okay, I'm adding them next year. Years ago I did them but must do again. Lovely pictures!!