What is the one characteristic above all else that will keep me growing a variety in my garden, year after year? My kids eat it. If they eat it, I will grow it. This year they are eating up my Petite Snap Greens like crazy. Already this variety has won a permanent spot in my garden.
My oldest daughter wanted to harvest some for herself. Here is a video of her, showing how it’s done (as well as showing you how to eat them!)
Everyone that I have shared these with has like them. They are great on top of salads or in a sandwich. Some ham between two slice of bread with some mustard and Petite Snap Greens and you are in business.
The harvest has been going well so far. I cut off the bottom sets of leaves and plenty more are growing on top. I typically have been waiting to cut off the leaves until I see the plant ready to produce more. The only downside is that the plants are now more top heavy, so they are falling over. They were rather sturdy before I start harvesting. Yet they are still staying off the ground. It may not look as good, but it’s no big deal.
How long will the harvest last? Not sure yet. Still going strong at this point. There is no doubt I will grow these as a fall crop as well. Normally I don’t do peas because they just don’t produce in the fall like they do now. The greens have a quick enough turn around that I am sure I can get another crop in this year.