Keeping the Peas
Last January I went around the garden and poked in some pea seeds then promptly forgot about them. In February they sprouted. In March and April they looked sad and spindly but I continued to ignore them as I didn’t have anything to plant in those spots anyhow. Then in May they got big and leafy and became unruly masses of pea shoots. Whoops. And Yay!
I activated my memory banks for a soultion and remembered that a few months ago I read a post by Dan at Urban Veggie Garden Blog where he mentioned Pea Brush. Pea Brush, he kindly explained to me, was a structure using a bunch of branches as a netting system to stake up peas. So I got a bunch of lovely water sprouts from my smoke bush that I had been saving (for some reason) (and luckily) and turned the pea brambles in to these pea-ceful displays:
I think they look great and it sure fit into my budget well. I’m getting lots of peas now and I’m in no hurry to replace them with other veg. Give peas a chance, I say.
OK, sorry, that’s the last pea pun for the day. Happy Harvest Monday, everyone.