Pea Gardens Across the World (7/1/16)

Peas Across the World

Happy Extended Fourth of July weekend to you! Let the fireworks begin with my weekly posting of pea pictures from around the social media world. We got snap peas, purple peas, peas that are green and red, and more. So hop in the hammock, grab a cold lemonade, and enjoy this pictorial feast of peas.

Here is an after dark view of some sugar snap peas going for a climb. I haven't tried doing string vertically like in this photo, but I do like the method.
Here is an after dark view of some suger snap peas going for a climb. I haven’t tried doing string vertically like in this photo, but I do like the method.

Lauren shared with me this after dark photo of her sugar snap peas.

A beautiful purple pea.
A beautiful purple pea.
While the pods may be purple on the outside, the inside the peas are still green. Makes for a great contrast in colors in this photo.
While the pods may be purple on the outside, the inside the peas are still green. Makes for a great contrast in colors in this photo.

For the second week in a row, Raves is contributing to my Peas Gardens Across the World post. Thanks for being the first two-time contributor and enjoy your purple podded peas!

The variety in this photo is the Super Sugar Snap pea. They said to produce earlier on somewhat shorter vines than regular Sugar Snap. They also are resistant to powdery mildew.
The variety in this photo is the Super Sugar Snap pea. They said to produce earlier on somewhat shorter vines than regular Sugar Snap. They also are resistant to powdery mildew.

Virginia allowed me to share with you this photo of her Super Sugar Snap peas. She is a spinner, weaver, knitter, occasional dyer, and craft booth protector. Check out her wears at Spinning Ginny. I am thinking next year I should growing both Sugar Snap and Super Sugar Snap and do my own comparison on the difference between the two.

Spring Blush peas that are reaching for the sky!
Spring Blush peas that are reaching for the sky!

And last but not least, Chrissy from Back Yard to Fork, shared a picture of her Spring Blush peas. I am growing this same variety as well. Both of us got our seed from Baker Creek. This variety grows really tall – Chrissy said she is going to need a ladder to harvest them. The pods themselves are unique in that they have a red blush on them. At least some of the pods do. I found that about a 1/3 of my Spring Blush peas have the red feature on them. I am only saving seeds from those particular pods.

Are you growing peas too? I would love to see your photos. Email at eric at thepeaproject.com or reach out to my on facebook or twitter.

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