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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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.

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom