Planting Peas Soon

@fishtiger58 (30369)
Momence, Illinois
March 30, 2016 8:45am CST
Early spring is the time to plant peas. They like cooler weather and grow better than they would in the warmer weather. I love snow peas and we are going to try to grow them this spring. We have grown snap peas before and we have had fairly good luck. This photo is of a pea flower that shows up before the actual pea starts to grow. One year we didn't get our peas in on time and they did poorly. And one year we had a bumper crop of peas. I am going to make sure our peas get planted at the proper time.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
I have to plant them too, this is the right season, summer is too hot.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
Yes very soon, I really want some snow peas this year.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
30 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 I love the snow peas and I hope to be able to have some plants ready soon.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
@LadyDuck We have the seeds now just have to plant them, I think within this coming week they have to be in the ground. I am going to get on hubby's butt about it.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
30 Mar 16
I've been thinking a lot about pea plants this year because we studied Gregor Mendel in my science class. The students were impressed that Mendel took 8 years and 30,000+ pea plants to develop his laws of Inheritance of Traits, what we now know as genetics.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
you should plant some, snow peas are so delicious
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
30 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 My wife is the gardener. She usually plants peas, cucumbers, and bell peppers in our little box garden out back.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
@DWDavis I love the peas. But the best is tomatoes, so good when you grow them yourself.
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@CRK109 (14419)
• United States
31 Mar 16
I miss gardening! I bet those peas will be wonderful! :)
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
I am so looking forward to them. Love a sweet snow pea.
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@CRK109 (14419)
• United States
1 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 oh I do, too! I love them in salads! :)
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Apr 16
@CRK109 I like them that way as well, or just as a snack I dip them in ranch dressing.
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@amadeo (61976)
• United States
30 Mar 16
yes,you are so right on this.Carrots is fine and there a few things more that you can plant.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
We do carrots every year. But for me it's the home grown tomatoes I look most forward to
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@amadeo (61976)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Yes,nothing like home grown tomatoes
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
@amadeo It's really the only time I eat them. I have BLT's till they are coming out of my ears lol.
@Ruby3881 (2012)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
Peas are so lovely when they're in bloom! I probably won't plant this summer, but I hope by next summer to have a garden share at a friend's place. I want to play with breeding peas. I want to get the red podded ones....
@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
Red podded never heard of those is that what they are called? I would like to look those up.
@jaboUK (53454)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
Good luck with them. I only grow flowers.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
I love the homegrown veggies especially peas and tomatoes, nothing better than a home grown tomato
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@Juliaacv (29056)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
We used to plant snap peas, we really had a big garden back in those days. Enjoy your planting!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
Our peas don't always come out good, I am so hoping this year to have lots of sweet wonderful peas.
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@just4him (110361)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Mar 16
I never liked peas until I had them fresh from the garden still in the pods.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
That's my fav way to eat them, they are so sweet. And dip them in some ranch dressing it's heaven.
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@just4him (110361)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 I could see that. Okay, I'm wishing it were summer - (Don't tell anyone I said that, you know how much I love winter)
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
@just4him I won't lol. I actually love all the seasons. I could move somewhere warm all the time, but I would miss the changing of the seasons.
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@gofsey (1284)
• Madurai, India
30 Mar 16
Hello fishtiger58, that is a lovely picture thanks for sharing it. Good luck with your peas this year.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
Thanks sometimes I need that where peas are concerned. They are a bit fussy about things lol.
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@gofsey (1284)
• Madurai, India
31 Mar 16
Do you grow them for your kitchen? Or do you plan to sell them in the local market?
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
@gofsey We grow just for ourselves, I wouldn't want to grow so many I would have to sell them. We just plant a row or two for ourselves.
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@rebelann (39017)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Apr 16
I love that photo. I know this may sound odd, but it looks like a frog sticking out a pink tongue. Hey, I see things in clouds too..........
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Apr 16
that's not so far fetched, some of those frogs are pretty strange looking. Thanks so glad you like my shot.
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@rebelann (39017)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Apr 16
I wish we had frogs here @fishtiger58 but with no water they really don't have a place to live
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Apr 16
@rebelann I don't want to touch a frog, but of the many sounds of spring and summer, frog sounds are my favorite. Nothing better than listening to several different frogs calling to each other over the lake.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
i've debated'n plantin' some here this spring. with our weather variances this time'f year though i aint sure such'd be wise? hope ya get 'nother bumper crop from yer efforts!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
I hope so too, the weather has been crazy for many years now, so you never know what will do well from year to year. For me the most important is tomatoes love home grown tomatoes.
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• United States
1 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 yepperz, truly's been a challenge due to't. i agree, maters're most important 'n i look ferward to 'nother bumper crop this year, but'll not hold my breath. hopefully we've got the grasshoppers under control 'nough they'll not be any trouble this year.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx We have many problems with Japanese beetles around here. Don't want to use pesticides so they give us the blues.
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@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
1 Apr 16
I have planted just a couple of pea plants, and they are growing very well. Do you know that the leaves are edible? Those kind, old folks told us about it. We took some of the leaves, shred them, and add to noodle soup. It was nice! Our pea plants contain more leaves than flowers. I think I have added the wrong fertilizers.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Apr 16
I didn't know you could eat the leaves from a pea plant. We will be planting ours in about 2 weeks.
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@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
1 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 There are a lot of recipes online. Apparently it is common knowledge, just that we never think of checking it out to see if it is edible.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Apr 16
@scheng1 Never thought I could eat the leaves.
@slund2041 (3380)
• United States
1 Apr 16
I like the picture. It is hard to get things planted on time.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Apr 16
It really is, especially peas, they have to be so early.
• Calgary, Alberta
31 Mar 16
Have you tried eating pea leaves and pee shoots? they were very delicious greens
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
No I haven't first time I heard that you could. Interesting.
@sishy7 (27666)
• Australia
31 Mar 16
I enjoy your picture... It's such a professional-looking photo. Lovely!
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
Thanks so much glad you like it.
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@ridingbet (47386)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Oh, my God, so beautiful picture of a pea bud (is this how you term it?). I love to see your pictures here, my friend. beautiful
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
Sounds good to me thanks Ingrid I'm pleased you like my shot.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
30 Mar 16
Good luck with the peas! My dad is an avid gardener. I have no place to garden with apartment living, although I have set out tomatoes in pots a few times...
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
You would be amazed what you can grow in pots. They are great for apartment living.
@jstory07 (65395)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Mar 16
I ho[e you have a good crop of peas this year.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
I do too, we are going to be planting them real soon.
@DianneN (74670)
• United States
30 Mar 16
Peas were the very first veggie I ever planted. My son was two at the time, and had a field day (pardon the pun) eating them fresh from the garden, before I coold cook them. Good luck.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
Your son had the right idea, they are so much better right from the garden.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25005)
• United States
30 Mar 16
Good luck with your garden.
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@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
Thanks soon we will get going on it. Middle of April I think