I grew up on a farm where we had 10,000 chickens a year, and plots of fifteen acres of pink eye purple hull peas. No more of that. Here’s a typical spring garden now.
That’s Alabama Snow Wreath, Neviusia alabamensis, standing guard over my scallions, radishes, and peas. It’s an incredibly rare shrub. We’re already eating the scallions, and the mizuna will be next. Then comes the spring favorite: PEAS.
This is my first year growing Green Arrow english peas. So far the weather has been perfect, and I’ll hopefully have a recipe with fresh peas to share in a month or so.
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Green Arrow has become my favorite, although I still grow some other varieties that don’t require fencing. I grew up with 100,000 chickens and spent all my weekends shoveling out the houses…even after I went to college I was expected to come home to shovel….no wonder I married at 18!!!! I grew black-eye peas for the first time last summer and JUST CAN”T imagine doing acres of them! Did you have any mechanical harvest?
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We harvested via digital technology, in that our ten digits on our hands were used to pick the peas. Great fun in August in Alabama.