Fresh Garden Peas

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There is nothing quite like snapping a pea pod from an early summer garden & popping the fresh, sweet, juicy garden peas in your mouth.

Luckily, Peas don’t mind this crazy May weather! They actually prefer it!

If you haven’t gotten your cole crops planted Cole crops take some of the worry out of vegetable gardening in Northern Utah. The word “cole” comes from the German word meaning, “cabbage.” It refers to all vegetables that fall into the cabbage family. Cole crops are hardy and grow best in the cool spring or fall.

Peas thrive in cool weather and young plants will tolerate light frosts. Peas must be planted early in the spring to get a full harvest before hot summer temperatures arrive and put an end to production.

Once planted & germinated, peas adapt well to the cold, damp climate of early spring.

The rule of thumb for the northern Utah Wasatch front, is to plant around St Patrick’s Day.  Just remember peas are green just like the St Patty’s Holiday.

One planted, peas need very little attention besides water & harvesting, & are fairly pest free.

I can’t wait until the peas are on!

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