You may recall I have mentioned my pea vines here and there is another good photo of them here. The vines were tiny and just starting to climb. But things have changed!
|Here are the peas next to a five year old.|
We are growing an heirloom variety of shelling pea called Telephone Pole. They are supposed to grow about six feet. The supports they are on are just a little less than five feet. The vines have over grown the tops of the netting and are folding down on themselves on the other side of this wall of vines. I think the vines have well exceeded the six foot mark and are working on about seven feet right now. The Rain Barrels are behind and right next to the peas but you can't even seen the barrels over the vines any more.
|Look at 'em all.|
And they are producing like crazy. I haven't had an opportunity to really look over the garden this week with the Garage Sale going on. But when I went out this morning the vines where covered with peas ready to go. The picture above is our first harvest of peas. Enough for several meals for our small family. My daughter helped me shell these peas. She insisted on helping. We may make a farmer out of her yet. Don't tell her. She wants to be a cowgirl.