I’m a field botanist not a farmer, preferring plants that take care of themselves, especially here in Zone 1A, “the coldest mountain and intermountain areas of the contiguous states” (Sunset Climate Zones). Even so, I can’t resist ... there’s something really satisfying about growing one's own food. On June 5, I started my simple veggie garden. As always, it is a happy day when the peas first peek through the soil.
|The over-achiever pea. Ten days after planting,|
this guy is in the lead.
Just a block down the street, my neighbor has been harvesting peas for over a month now! Here's the trick: