Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peas for December

This little garden has consistently exceeded expectations while defying the conventional rules of vegetable gardening. This garden is quite shady - especially now since the sun is not so high in the sky - and it's small. I thought it would be impossible to grow fava beans but planted them anyway and was delighted by the amazing black and white flowers as well as the harvest of beans. Many plants have done very well despite the lack of full sun-especially kale, lettuce, dill, beets, carrots, radishes, wild arugula, sorrel, many herbs, broccoli, swiss chard... I probably would not try growing tomatoes, peppers or squash in less than six hours of sun a day, but I definitely recommend experimenting with whatever conditions exist so that you can reap the wonderful rewards of the process and produce of vegetable gardening.
The seeds of these Wando pea plants were sown on August 16, 2011.


  1. Have you tried growing peas? I am trying to grow and they are producing some but not as much as I wanted from about 4 plants.

  2. Hi KL, peas really grow best in cool weather - I had a nice crop of sugar snap peas in early spring
    from a mid-March planting