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Monday, August 3, 2009

Give Peas a Chance!

Last year my pea plants looked like this. I made the mistake of planting them behind the beans. The beans hogged all, and I mean all, the sun.

This year I made several changes to the layout of my garden with the sun in mind. The main change moved tomatoes to the back with peppers in front of them and beans to the back with peas immediately in front of the bean trellis.
With those simple changes, the results have been great! It's the first year I've successfully grown peas. In the past, a tall tomato cage has been enough support. This year they've far overgrown the wire cages, leaving me wishing I'd set up a second trellis. Oh, well, next year. But the best part of successful pea plants is, of course, the peas.

Peas and their pods; I can't wait to cook supper!