July 11, 2016

Harvesting Peas

This time of year is always fun at the farm because there’s so much to harvest in the gardens. Many of you have asked about my peas and the new trellises we built for them this spring. I am happy to report that the trellises are working well, and my pea plants continue to be prolific producers.

We planted many shelling and snap pea varieties this season, including ‘Maxigolt’, ‘Penelope’, ‘Sienna’, 'Douce Provence’, 'Feisty’, 'Green Arrow’, 'Television’, 'Super Sugar’, ’Sugar Sprint’, ’Sugar Ann Og’, 'Amish’, 'Avalanche’, ’Royal Snow' and ’Golden Sweet’. It’s important to plant peas as soon as possible in spring in order to get a full harvest before hot summer temperatures arrive. My housekeeper, Sanu Sherpa, harvested a lot of them not too long ago.

Here are some photos - enjoy.