Oregon Sugar Pod a Poppin

Oregon Sugarpod II - Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum

After ripping out the cherry tomatoes, we planted four Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea Plants.  Can I say there’s nothing like harvesting a pea pod off the vine and popping it into your mouth?  Crispy, crunch, delicious.  Since we had some bad luck previously, we modified our planting container a little bit.

Oregon Sugarpod II - Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum

We started these Oregon Sugarpod II last October from small plant seedlings.  The last time we planted peas, the birds attacked them fierce.  This time we wrapped a mesh barrier around the trellis of the container to protecting their tender leaves.  We already had the mesh laying around from another project, so the cost was just some extra time to tie it on.

Oregon Sugarpod II - Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum

Here’s a couple more pic of the Oregon Sugar Pod II (Pisum sativum).  Each one was taken every couple of weeks.  We were surprised how fast they grew.  Oh hey…quick shout out to Life on the Balcony.  We won this self watering container from Fern during one of her contest.  Yo Fern, the container is still going strong…thanks again!

Oregon Sugarpod II - Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugarpod II - Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum

Here it is about mid December, about 10 weeks after we planted them.  I believe that’s the day we picked our first pea pod.  Yum.

Oregon Sugarpod II - Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II – Pisum sativum

Oregon Sugar Pod II is advertised as a dwarf plant, and would have to say it stopped about 4 feet tall.  We ripped off the mesh for easier picking, and seems that it did a great job keeping the birds at bay.  Our neighbor says that you can use the leaves for cooking or a salad topper, but we haven’t tried it yet.  Do any of you eat the leaves from edible peas?

– Far Out Flora

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