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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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July 12, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Carol, they look absolutely GREAT.  I bet the package I got was marked wrong.  Mine only got about 18 " or so.  ENJOY my friend.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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CarolJean
central Wisconsin
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July 12, 2017 - 8:29 pm

Lark, I didn't explain myself well.  My Sugar Daddy peas are about 20 - 24" tall and I have not been able to try them yet.  The peas in the picture are from a package labeled Sugar Snap and are a combination of plump pea pods and snow peas.  I had to put up another tier of twine to try to keep them upright.  I've had several good pickings and have been able to freeze a few for winter. Yay!

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Lark
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July 13, 2017 - 6:46 am

How can you pick your peas and NOT eat any while picking???  I have to eat at least a couple.  Sugar Snap are a family favorite. 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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CarolJean
central Wisconsin
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July 13, 2017 - 4:05 pm

I do nibble a couple while picking but lately I've been picking after supper when it has cooled down outside; I'm not very hungry then.  I'm including photos of my Sugar Daddy peas that I just took.  They should be a good size for picking in a couple days.  I did try one of  the larger ones (not much more than an inch) and I was still chewing fibers several minutes later.  Doesn't look good that mine will be any better than yours.  I was surprised to see they had grown to about 30 - 36".  I think I'll try Cascadia next year.z1.JPGImage Enlargerz2.JPGImage Enlarger

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Lark
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July 18, 2017 - 7:31 am

Your garden looks so LUSH and healthy.  My Fall crop is about 3" high.  Hoping to get a late harvest and not an early FREEZE.  I planted Sugar Snap this time.  Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, so wet in the bog area.  BUT pots still dry out daily.  Have a good day my friend.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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July 21, 2017 - 7:25 am

This gardening season I am trying to be better at succession planting.  Ten days ago I started Sugar Snap Peas.  They are now a couple inches high.  Yesterday, after a rain, I stuck in 6-7' sapplings to support the vines.  I purposely planted the peas on the south side of the raised side of the raised bed so the won't shade out my peppers until late afternoon.  Wish me luck growing this beauties.  I have never had success with a Fall crop.  Either they get too hot while growing during the late Summer or we get an early freeze and they are goners.  Maybe this will be the year I am successful.  They are certainly getting enough water. 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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CarolJean
central Wisconsin
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July 31, 2017 - 1:46 pm

Good luck with your fall crop.  It turns out my planting of Sugar Daddy snap peas were not a total failure.  Mine are not tough or stringy but the pea pods don't get very large.  They ended up being very crowded by the beans, potatoes, and squash plants so I may try them again next year giving them more space.  They also got 3 ft tall but that's still better than dealing with the 7 ft vines.  But the 7 ft tall sugar snap peas are still producing!!  I started picking the end of June and there is a 2nd flush of blossoms near the bottom of the vines.  Since I don't need the space for a fall planting, I'm going to keep them and see how long I can get peas.  I've put more than 15 packages in the freezer for winter stir fries and will blanch & freeze more today.

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Lark
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August 2, 2017 - 6:38 am

That is a great harvest.  Nothing like pulling veggies out of the freezer in the dead of Winter.  I didn't have enough to freeze with my first plantings.  Fingers crossed on my second planting. Since peas are 'nitrogen' fixers I don't think they mind having close neighbors.  In fact, the all the plants that are called 'greens' love being by beans and peas. Greens love nitrogen.  Using our own urine, ratio 1/20, is a great fertilizer.  Happy harvesting my friend.  Try not to get overwhelmed with all the 'must do's' we have on our list. Laugh

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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CarolJean
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August 16, 2017 - 8:35 am

Last night I had another nice picking of sugar snap peas from the new garden area.  I did pull the oldest/yellowest vines but some vines still have nice blossoms.  They do get some shade; the new bed is on the east side of my house.  It gets shaded very early by the house on the east side of mine and then at about mid day by my own home.  But it is totally open above so a lot of indirect light until late.

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Lark
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August 19, 2017 - 7:26 am

My Fall crop of Sugar Snap peas are about 5' tall.  I am waiting for the flowers to show up.  Sure hope they hurry so I get peas before a freeze.  It would even be nicer if I harvested enough to put in my freezer.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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