As a follow up to my post about planting sugar snap peas with Miss Z, have a look at their wonderful growth!
In July and August, I was periodically adjusting the trellis as the weight of the sugar snap peas was tipping it over in the wind (permaculture principle #1 observe and interact).
In August, I managed a harvest that went straight into a stir fry dinner 🙂
Yesterday, Miss Z and I were picking more and this is how it looked.
But we still had lots to pick, thankfully!
There are a handful of peas still growing on the plants and we’ll see if we might manage to yield a bit more for the season.
Following permaculture principle #3 obtain a yield, I would definitely recommend growing sugar snap peas if they suit your climate. They have grown very easily without much intervention, although I’d suggest not placing them next to a wall where the snails can climb up and feast 😉 They have lovely greenery and white flowers, and the peas and the pods are edible and taste crisp and fresh. Nutritionally, they offer fibre, iron, potassium, folate, and vitamin C.
I’ll have sugar snap peas on our menu at home this week!