Growing Sugar Snap Peas–Update

I just wanted to give a quick update on how the sugar snap peas are growing in my garden.  I wrote a post about starting pea seeds via the chitting method outlined by Steve Solomon, which you can find here.  They were planted outside on March 27th, and here are some pictures to show you their progress:

This is what they looked like on May 10th.

Look at how much they had grown by May 19th:

They are now, in this picture, about three feet tall.  No flowers yet, but they should start flowering any time now.  As you can see, I use a variety of materials for pea trellis.  The best ones are thin and tall stakes over which I have placed chicken wire.  These give the pea tendrils a lot of places to grab on and climb up.  The other free-form trellis is the “arm” part of a daybed that was being given away.  It has pretty decorative floral accents on the top, and I just liked it.  Peas will grow up this as well, but it would have been better if I had run some chicken wire around the bottom part of it.  You can easily get creative and use what you have for trellis materials!

Leave a comment–are you growing peas this year?  How big are they?

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1 Comment

  1. minervasgardenwriter said,

    June 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    These peas are now producing on June 22nd–just to give you a quick update.


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