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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

pow wow wrote:This is not good news. We don't plant our veggie gardens up here until the third week of May. So my peas are only a foot tall and no pods yet. It's been years since i grew snaps but the last time i did I had a big harvest from them.
What did you plant at 3rd week of May? If you planted tomatoes then, peas could/should have been sown a month to 6 weeks earlier, as soon as the ground had thawed enough to work.

JC is right. Shaded areas are microclimates that can be very useful. My peas in the spiral garden are intentionally planted in the section that is shaded for most of the morning, which is helping. If you have a noon day shade or late afternoon shade area, that would be even better.
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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

I planted mine in the middle of april and another batch a week later. I covered them only one night! Next year I will plant them three times a week apart! I mixed some onions with them and they seem to grow good together! This fall I will also plant them also! I let some get big peas inside and eat them raw or shelled in a salad and they are great and sweet!
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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

Our last expected frost date is June 1st here. And we have been known to have frost a week later. My carrots and beets and peas were planted the third week of May. The forecast was good so my toms went out as well. I'm only growing the veggies for baby veggies. I do have a shade cloth for my greenhouse that i don't use. Perhaps I can rig it to shade my peas from the intense late morning sun. Afternoons they are shaded by the house.

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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

I was harvesting my sugar snaps and snowpeas and it occurred to me --

Are we talking about white speckles and streaks on healthy green foliage like this?
-- if so, this is normal patterning on pea foliage -- not stress.
-- if so, this is normal patterning on pea foliage -- not stress.
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The heat stress I was talking about are like these:
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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

Thanks applestar, everything is fine then. Mine look like your first picture. It's been about 15 years since I've grown them so I couldn't recall how they should look.

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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

Do y'all eat the pea greens? I never have, but I saw a chef put them on a plate dressed with vinaigrette. Just curious if anyone eats the greens?
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Lindsaylew82 wrote:Do y'all eat the pea greens? I never have, but I saw a chef put them on a plate dressed with vinaigrette. Just curious if anyone eats the greens?
My wife is a personal chef. Guess where she get most of the fresh herbs and veggies.
Yes she uses pea shoots and flowers. They are tasty and look good on a plate. I grow several varieties including an Asian variety that I grow only for the shoots. She wants flowers for a wedding she's doing next week but I'll have to disappoint her. Even my shaded peas are done. :cry:

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Maybe there should be a movie like Bobberman and the pea stock instead of Jack and the bean stock!
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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

I mixed some onions with them and they seem to grow good together!
Funny you should mention that!

Since this is ALSO off topic... :roll: I've read that peas/beans and onion/garlic are not friends. Before I got obsessed with gardening, (and hence read every book I could get my hands on) I never gave planting beans, peas and onions together any thought. They've always grown well together for me too! The only exception were walking onions. The peas didn't like them.
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Re: How high can you go! Sugar Snap peas 5 feet high!

Last year mine easily went 7 to 8ft high. They outgrew the 6ft fence that I grow them against and then started to flop over. I didn't have supports high enough.

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