Friday, December 19, 2014

ALASKA GARDEN PEAS

When we were at the farm last weekend, we stopped to visit with 2nd Family and they have their Fall garden going pretty well. This was one that I hadn't heard of.  They are Alaska Garden Peas.

Alaskan Garden Peas
They built this trellis and planted them from seed on both sides of the trellis and now they are growing tall and strong.  They have a 50-60 day growing period.

Growing peas
Of course they were covered in pea pods in varying stages of growth, from flowers to small new pods to fully ripe pods.  They readily admit that not many make it into the house, instead they are eaten in the garden, straight off the vine.

Alaska Garden Peas
They gave us a few to bring back into town.  Only this one made it safely into town...but it too was eaten shortly after this photo was taken.

Since we know they grow so well down here this time of year, these are definitely going on the planning for the garden next season.  They may even grow in the early Spring, need to do some research on that.  I hope to snap some more pics of their garden when we go out this weekend.



18 comments:

FionaG said...

When I plant my peas, I plant snowpeas, sugarsnaps and the normal peas you shell. All three varieties are eaten raw. Who can wait to cook them? They look lovely on the trellis.

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Interesting, can't plant here to cold. They would freeze.

Anonymous said...

These look interesting, thanks for the info. I will check them out, I live in the same general area as you (I think) so this would be nice here. And we do love peas!

kymber said...

i think the peas are beautiful! we could probably plant them in the middle of august and still be able to harvest them so thanks for the info! we had a glut of peas this year, snow, snap and regular and the majority of those were eaten like 2nd family does...right off the vine! bahahahahahahah! much love to you and 2nd Man! your friend,
kymber

Delores said...

Nothing nicer than peas off the vine warmed by the sun.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

YUM! I love peas and your photos are fab. We here in Illinois have cold hard frozen ground so can only dream of peas right now.

Kelly n Victor said...

Yum is right, peas are so good, and nothing like fresh from the vine. If I'm not mistaken, these are heirloom varieties I think I saw them in my Baker Creek catalog. I will check them out. Thanks! Love your blog by the way, you guys are doing what we hope to do as well. We both still have to work and live in the city, but we've talked about buying some land in the country and doing the same thing, just planting stuff and getting it ready for 'someday'. Thanks!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Such a pretty picture. I don't eat peas on their own (it goes back to incident when I was about 7 yrs old, haha) but I do like them for soups, stews, casseroles and stir fry.

Texas Rose said...

Wow, I gotta try these. They look beautiful on that trellis.

1st Man said...

They do look pretty don't they? I can understand now why they didn't make it to the kitchen, ha.

1st Man said...

Yeah, this time of year for sure. We're blessed to have a longer almost full second growing season in the Fall.

1st Man said...

Well thanks for stopping by! Yes, 2nd Family said these have done extremely well during our Fall weather.

1st Man said...

A glut of peas...that's a nice problem to have huh? Yep I bet they would work for your in your August for sure. Thanks for stopping by, we've missed you!

1st Man said...

Yep, when they plucked a couple off and handed to me I thought "WOW".

1st Man said...

Dreaming of peas, hey, nothing wrong with that. I know some people hate them but oh my , we love peas. Thanks!! And STAY WARM!!!

1st Man said...

Well first of all, aren't you sweet, Thanks! Hey, it's a slow process but you can do it exactly the way you want. I hope y'all get to have your chance. And yes, Baker Creek is I think where she said they got their seeds. Seed catalog time is coming! Can't wait. Stop back by soon!

1st Man said...

Those traumatic childhood incidents do tend to stick with us huh? LOL! But they are good and yes, wonderful "in" dishes as well.

1st Man said...

You know, you're right, they not only tasted good, they are pretty with the flowers and greenery.