Stir Fry

Here’s the latest harvest of snow peas: these are the Oregon Giant variety which i have planted in the front yard.  They are a bush type, which i’ve never tried before, and are quite short compared to the other trellising types (the snap peas i have in the back are now 7 feet tall!) i’ve grown in the past.   They’re only 2 feet tall now, and claim to be very heat tolerant: the packet says it will produce all summer…we’ll see if can stand up to a DC summer!

So far so good, this is the second harvest i taken: just be sure to give it plenty of room since it sends out an obscene amount of tendrils, grabbing onto what ever it can.  They nearly choked out some peppers i planted next to them, a foot of space should be plenty. Now that the heat is on, i’m letting the sugar snap peas i have in the back go to seed, which i’ll save for next year, and i’ll start some summer cucumbers up that trellis.

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Urban gardening at it's best (sometimes it's worst)! Adventures and learnings from going 100% lawn free in a D.C. row house.
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2 Responses to Stir Fry

  1. Ed Bruske says:

    Lovely! We didn’t plant snow peas or snap peas this year because I didn’t want to bother with the trellis. I didn’t know they came in bush variety. Good to know.

  2. Ryan says:

    i know! it’s really nice to save some space for other crops. they produce a little bit less than early season trellising peas, but if they actually live longer, the bush peas might end up producing more. they haven’t keeled over yet, and it’s 98 degrees today!

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