Peas Gardens Across the World (6/17/16)

Peas Across the World

I hope you have been enjoying this new series on peas from around the world. I have been enjoying sharing these photos and will continue to do so as long as peas are in season. It’s great to see peas grown by people in different walks of life.

Without further ado, here is what I have for you this week from around the internet.

The peas you see in this photo are Alderman also called Tall Telephone. They can grow to 6-8 feet tall. This variety didn't make it into my garden this year, but is on my list to try in the future.
The peas you see in this photo are Alderman also called Tall Telephone. They can grow to 6-8 feet tall. This variety didn’t make it into my garden this year, but is on my list to try in the future.

The first photo featuring Alderman peas, a shelling variety, grown by a community gardening group ran by Petrus Community. They provide supported housing and related services to homeless people in the Rochdale area (the UK). Take a moment to check out their twitter page to see what they are up to.

This beautiful pea is a part of a mix (Petite Mixed Snow Peas). Very unique reddish color unlike anything I have seen before!
This beautiful pea is a part of a mix (Petite Mixed Snow Peas). Very unique reddish color unlike anything I have seen before! The variety was developed by Dr. Calvin Lamborn, father of the Sugar Snap pea.

This photo was taken by Farmer Lee Jones He is a co-owner of Chef’s Garden. He is located in Huron, Ohio, located about 2 hours away from me. They are a farm that is focused on the needs of chefs, growing produce that the chefs can get excited about serving to their customers. Below you will find an awesome video containing the story of this amazing farm.

I will have to keep my eyes on this farm, see what other great things they produce this year.

By the way if you are interested in learning more about Dr. Calvin’s pea, check out this webpage. I am growing two varieties of his that were offered by Johnny’s seeds (Petite Snap Greens and Royal Snow)

A couple of dogs are the stars of this photo. Not only are peas good to grow for just being so sweet and tasty, they also are grown to help improve the soil as they fix nitrogen into the soil.
A couple of dogs are the stars of this photo. Not only are peas good to grow for just being so sweet and tasty, they also are grown to help improve the soil as they fix nitrogen into the soil.

This photo is courtesy of Richard Thomas. He is growing the peas with some barley. Richard is a sheep, beef, arable (land that is able to grow crops) and apple farmer.

The beautiful white flowers of the Early Frost pea variety. This is a shelling type that is great for planting early.
The beautiful white flowers of the Early Frost pea variety. This is a shelling type that is great for planting early.

Eric Olson is growing the Early Frosty variety this year. He picked them up at a seed swap, a type of event that I need to attend one day. He runs a blog about life with a special needs child. He is great advocate for special needs kids everywhere. Make sure to check out his site.

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