Sugar Snap

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Writer: Tom Myrick

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The 2019 growing season officially started February 15th at the Veggie-Bed. With the ground temperature above 45 degrees and planting by the moon dates, sugar snap peas were the first seeds to go into the ground.

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Photo Credit: Tom Myrick

A cultivar of edible-podded peas, sugar snap peas pods are rounded. Having a less fibrous pod, they are similar in shape to an English pea. Sugar snaps are a cool season legume sowed in early spring that tolerates light frost when young. Capable of climbing to 6 feet a trellis is needed for support by these climbing pea plants.

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With 75 days from germination to an edible pod, sugar snaps deliver an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Served in many delicious recipes few make their way to the Veggie-Bed’s kitchen because they taste great right off the vine.
Writer: Tom Myrick

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