Pea tepee

I’ve always grown Purple King climbing beans on a bean tepee. This year I decided to try peas. Here’s what they look like:

peatepee

These are what I call my ‘generic’ peas, i.e. I have no idea what the variety is; they came up in a bale of pea straw and I collected seeds. This is my second year of growing them.

The plants are hanging onto one another more than they’re hanging onto the strings, but at least the whole structure has remained tidy and erect despite some strong winds. There are already pods forming and dozens of flowers still coming. For this semi-tall variety at least, a tepee looks like being the way to go.

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