When To Harvest Peas??

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    This is my first time growing peas...
    Any advice on when to pick them would be great! How do i know when they are ready for harvest??
    I see the little pea pods on the plants..but i cant tell if there are even any peas inside them... [​IMG]
    Thanks.. [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I think you have to wait until they start laying? And are meaty?
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I think you have to wait until they start laying? And are meaty?

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  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:I think you have to wait until they start laying? And are meaty?

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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:I think you have to wait until they start laying? And are meaty?

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    DONT encourage her!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    I assume you mean shelling peas? Generally when the pods are bright green, fat, and the peas are nicely sized. Grab some of the biggest pods and open them up. When the peas are pea sized, they are ready. They don't come ready all at once though. You'll have to harvest the largest pods each day.
     
  7. debilorrah

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    Quote:Oh yes and when you open that pod, pop them raw into your mouth. You may never eat a cooked pea again.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Finally the voice of wisdom.. [​IMG]

    Thanks, Mac! My pods arent fat yet... so it must not be time .. [​IMG]

    Oh, and can i boil up the pods and feed them to the pigs and chickens??? [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

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    Quote:Oh yes and when you open that pod, pop them raw into your mouth. You may never eat a cooked pea again.

    Yum! I cant wait to try them... never had fresh peas.. [​IMG]
     
  10. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Fresh peas are even better than fresh tomatoes. They taste like summer!
     

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