Kelvedon Wonder Peas Flowering

Up close picture of the very first flower on my Kelvedon Wonder plants beginning to form. Now quite open yet.
Up close picture of the very first flower on my Kelvedon Wonder plants beginning to form. Now quite open yet.

Let the flowering commence. The second variety (Tom Thumb were first) to flower in my garden are my Kelevedon Wonder peas. I picked up this shelling variety from Seed Savers Exchange. It is said to be early and the evidence is now before me to testify to that. All white flowers are beginning to adorn my plants.

My seeds didn’t germinate all that well. As you can see in the photos I have more dill than peas. I did weed the dill out enough so that it’s not crowding them too much. The peas could actually use the dill to climb on.

Lots of dill grew up where the plants didn't sprout. I weeded as much as I could away from the base of the plants and just let the dill do it's thing. I wanted dill anyway!
Lots of dill grew up where the plants didn’t sprout. I weeded as much as I could away from the base of the plants and just let the dill do it’s thing. I wanted dill anyway!
Some of the tendrils on the plant are grabbing onto the dill as well as the tomato cage I gave them.
Some of the tendrils on the plant are grabbing onto the dill as well as the tomato cage I gave them.

I planted this same variety over at a friend’s house. He lives about 10 minutes south of me, yet his soil is a lot looser than mine. He had the same result with this peas germinating, he only has a handful of plants too, while the two other varieties I shared with him are done better.

The leaves are looking pretty good. No signs of problems or disease.
The leaves are looking pretty good. No signs of problems or disease.

How long until I have peas to try? It should be around 2 weeks from the first appearance of flowers. Shelling varieties take longer to be ready to harvest because you are waiting for the peas to mature inside to eat, where as with snow and snap peas, you are just waiting for them to get enough size to pick, before peas form inside. I will keep a close eye to see how long it actually takes. Stay tuned!