I took some time Sunday morning and really went through the second bed of peas carefully.
I feel somewhat vindicated. There's not a snow pea anywhere. What I thought might be snow peas was actually immature pods.
I thought that I had planted the Green Arrows and Wando's in this bed. I had even noted it on the map in my garden book. Looks like I was right.
The peas that have matured are everything I could hope for. Much larger pods filled with much larger peas. Sweet too.
There's a lot of peas that need to mature yet in this bed. Unfortunately, this coming week we'll have highs in the mid 90's. Nothing kills a pea faster than than heat. I picked these varieties because they are more heat tolerant than others and supposedly suited for the mid-Atlantic.
I think if I could just get through this week of high temperatures, I might just get a bumper pea crop. I was skunked last year on shelling peas due to the heat. But I had a great snow pea harvest last year.
So what happened to my snow peas? Did they cross pollinate somehow? Do peas do that? Or maybe I really did get a miss labeled batch.
All I know is that these peas are way more impressive than the other bed. Those plants were small and dying back. The peas were edible but small and the pods thin skinned. Perhaps I had mutant peas.
Regardless...Won't ya'll be happy when I finally stop talking about peas?
Next up...I'm sure to wax poetic on my zucchini crop.