Snap pea. (Edible pods, edible peas.) The earliest snap pea. Short 2’ vines need no support. Both pods and peas develop well and are exceptionally sweet. Most of ours get eaten in the garden. Companion plants include: beans, corn, carrots, radishes and turnips.
CULTURE: Provide slightly limed soil rich in phosphorus and potassium by adding wood ashes and limestone.
DISEASE: Wet weather may rot pea seeds. Wait until rainy weather has passed.
SEED PRODUCTION: Peas produce self-pollinating flowers with little danger of cross-pollination. Allow peas to dry in pod until they rattle.
SUGGESTED Individual Portion: 1/4 Cup.