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#1 of 6 Old 06-17-2008, 11:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What are people doing for their peas? This is our first garden and I have no idea what to do with these things. Tonight I put up 3 steaks and placed string along and went back and forth 3 times and spaced the string about 4" apart.

Any other thoughts/suggestions? How tall will these plants grow?
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We also did the steaks. DH stuck 2 at each end and then nailed 2 at top. From there he tied strings back and forth, then laced them up and down. The whole structure is about 5 feet.

The peas seem happy, I checked them today and they were already winding their way up.
This is our first garden too, so we'll see.
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I use branches that have lots of little twigs on them. I just stick them in the ground and let my peas climb up that. I think it looks kind of neat and the peas usuallly do well with it.

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We did what you describe, and it seems to be working well. I've never done peas before, but so far they look great.

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We have even grown peas without a trellis. They seem like they did just as well.

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Oh wow, my snow peas are doing so great! I have a bunch of pods already (on my two plants). I picked one this morning, and it as so good, really sweet and crunchy. My 3-year-old fought me for it. (I'm in Illinois, just outside Chicago.)

I think next year I'll do a few more of these. This year was an experiment.

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