Planting and growing peas may not be the most efficient use of space in your garden, but the flavor of home grown peas knocks the socks off most commercial peas. If you want more yield per square foot, grow snap peas so you can eat the pod and the peas inside. Pea plants are also great to include in your garden rotation because they can help add nitrogen to the soil. In this post we'll cover pea growing from planting to harvest. [Read more…]
Often when people start talking about integrating a garden or other food crops into the landscape, the design ideas still tend to focus on two dimensional diagrams. How many fruit or veggie plants can I fit per square foot? While there's nothing wrong with this per se, it means you're missing out on some great opportunities to optimize growing space you might not even realize that you have.
“Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.”
I always liked Forrest Gump, but “peas and carrots” brings to mind the awful institutional variety – little cubes of lifeless, washed-out orange and green that taste like tin can. Blech. The homegrown variation (thankfully) doesn't even taste like the same food. Now, I still don't care to mix the two, but the garden is currently providing both in abundance and we are enjoying them separately. [Read more…]