Sunday, June 17, 2007
The sugar snap pea cultivar 'Cascadia' is recommended for the Pacific Northwest climate. The seeds can be sown as soon as the soil can be worked. I started my 'Cascadia' peas late this year. My vines were just starting to climb the trellis when they showed up in my farmer's market in Columbia City. I thought I wouldn't have a harvest this year.
Puttering in my garden a couple of weeks ago, I saw little white pea flowers and several pods. I was thrilled to taste my first snap pea, but they weren't as sweet as the those at the market.
What went wrong? What could I have done better? Fertilizer? More water? Sowing the seeds earlier?
Actually, I just needed patience. My taste test was a few weeks early. Now the pods are twice the size and twice as sweet.