Organic vegetable gardening in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
fall garden update: peas
As mentioned in a previous post, I didn't have much hope for these peas. In fact, I had dismissed them as finished once the snow hit. But they are doing terrific. They are quite short, which I am guessing is a function of the decreased amount of light available at this point in the season. I assumed that once the weather turned, it would kill any blossoms and pods on the vine. I was wrong. There are quite a few pods. My big mistake with these: I planted regular peas - I should have planted snap peas, which, I believe, take less time to mature. I've eaten a few of these pods, and while the taste is quite good, the texture is pretty stringy.
So I'm amending my former statement. I may end up trying fall peas next year, after all.