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Peas - healthy and tasty


March 11, 2021

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Pea seedlings for hydroponics. Eight days after planting.

Few vegetables are tastier than fresh picked peas. Maybe corn but you usually have to cook it rather than snack. I've picked peas right off the vine for a snack while I'm working in the garden. Delicious. This year I tried growing peas hydroponically and learned one major point about peas. Don't try to grow them right in front of an industrial gas furnace. They can't take the 100 plus degree heat that comes out of it. They grew but only produced enough peas for a few snacks. That's okay. It was just a test to see if they would grow.

Peas are much more than just that yucky green mush we feed...

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