Pea Gardens Across the World (7/29/16)

Peas Across the World

Here is the final edition of this season of “Pea Gardens Across the World”. It has been a fun run, sharing photos of different people’s gardens from places all over the planet. We have had people from Australia, the United Kingdom, British Columbia, and many different states in the U.S. Thanks to everyone who was willing to let me share the fruits of their labor. I will kick off the month of August, by sharing photos another legume – beans. If you have any great bean pictures, let me know (via twitter) and I can feature you next week. As for now, let’s take a look at some more peas for the last time this year.

This picture is from my gardening. Not my best picture Lighting was difficult and couldn't get it to focus right but you can see a flower growing there on my Magnolia Blossom Hypertendril peas.
This picture is from my gardening. Not my best picture Lighting was difficult and couldn’t get it to focus right but you can see a flower growing there on my Magnolia Blossom Hypertendril peas.

This is one from my own garden. It’s Magnolia Blossom Hypertendril peas. These plants are still alive and growing flowers, even through all the heat we have been experiencing here in Michigan. They are producing much, but the fact that they are alive while everything else is pretty much seed now, testifies to the fact of their longevity. This variety has earned a bigger place in my pea garden next season.

The purple yarns adds a nice color contrast to these climbing peas.
The purple yarns adds a nice color contrast to these climbing peas.

Our next photo today is from Holly Collingwood. Holly is a freelance writer from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Some late sown Lincoln shelling peas growing in a raised bed with some sticks to use for support as well as to create a beautiful presentation.
Some late sown Lincoln shelling peas growing in a raised bed with some sticks to use for support as well as to create a beautiful presentation.

Next up we have Rob Smith from Sheffield, UK. Make sure to check out his website to see all the great things going on in his garden. His photos will take your breath away. Rob is a columnist for Garden News and Kitchen Garden.

These seed pods are all dried up and ready to be saved for the following year. This particular variety is Garden Sweet Pea from Burpee.
These seed pods are all dried up and ready to be saved for the following year. This particular variety is Garden Sweet Pea from Burpee.

The next person on the list is a fellow Michigander, from the Thumb area of the mitten. Shar Mohr grew Garden Sweet Peas that she got from Burpee Organic. She is saving seed for next year. I highly recommend this, especially with something as easy to save as pea seeds. Just let them dry out on the vine. They are ready when they are completely dry and the peas inside rattle around in the pod.

Shelling peas grown by a first time pea grower. Welcome to the club!
Shelling peas grown by a first time pea grower. Welcome to the club!

Last and not least this week is a picture of some shelling peas from Citizen K. A first time pea grower, she is excied for her first harvest. Congratulations, Citizen K!!!!

I just want to again thank everyone that was a part of this year’s Pea Garden Across the World. Thanks for allowing me to share with that world was is going on right in your backyard. Look for my Bean Gardens Across the World series starting next week. See ya then!