What are the pros? Plant and forget, good yeid
What are the cons? Needs support
Plants went from first day in ground to 1 foot in 30 days, then from 1 foot to 5-6 feet in another 30 days.
I have heavy yielding plants in zone 4 that are delivering snap peas in June, before my tomatoes or peppers have even flowered. I will keep this as a welcome addition to my northern garden crop for early summer.
I grew this exclusively in the last 1 inch of my garden, around the fence I use to make sure deer don't frequent my plants. Even with some casualties (from pea plants that dare to venture outside the chicken wire), these peas produce a great wind barrier, without blocking too much sun, and they provide an additional tens of pounds (final estimate pending season end) to my crop yield for the year.
The only caution is that if you allow to mature too long, these get 2 strong strings. Otherwise, I highly recommend. I save seeds and regrow these for years, saving what my family cannot eat fresh, for winter treats.
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