Golden Sweet Snow Pea Update

Golden Sweet Snow Pea
My Golden Sweet Snow peas are looking really good here. When they got tall enough, I weeded under each plant. As the plant grow taller, they shade the ground underneath them, so the weeds can no longer thrive.

With a garden full of peas, if they all were green varieties that would be boring. Can’t have that. So for the second year in a row I am growing Golden Sweet Snow peas. These seeds I picked up from Baker Creek. I love this variety as it will produce beautiful purple flowers and easy to spot and delicious, golden snow peas. In terms of growing, these guys are growing the tallest among my varieties. I measured them this morning and they were to about inches Here are some pictures to see for yourself.

Golden Sweet Snow Pea
After I weeded the peas I added some straw to further help block weeds as well as help the soil retain moisture better.
Golden Sweet Snow Pea
It can be hard to get good pictures when the sun is really bright. So I place a piece of white poster board on top of what I am taking a photo of and it helps block enough sunlight so you can actually see what I am talking a picture of.
Golden Sweet Snow Pea
Look at where the stem connect to the leaves. There is a little section of purple color. Isn’t that cool? Golden Sweet produced beautiful purple flowers.
Golden Sweet Snow Pea
Here is a good shot of the peas grabbing a hold of the string. This gives them the support they need. Once a tendril grabs a hold of something it seems to grow faster and really wrap itself around whatever it grabs.
Golden Sweet Snow Pea
When the pea reach this height it seems that there growth really accelerates. They will be grabbing a hold of the next string very soon.
Golden Sweet Snow Pea
As you can see I plant peas on both sides of the string. When they are young it may seem that they won’t be able to reach the string in the middle, but they always do.

Are you growing this variety? Let me know what you think in the comments section below. I would love to see your photos as well.