Peas and the wind
My heritage peas. Seeds were sent to me by Rebsie of Daughter of the Soil
She experiments with breeding of peas, and wished to send anyone who wanted, some of her heritage seeds.
I think this may be a Golden Sweet Pea flower.
This is the flower of a Clarke's Betony Blue, a purple podded pea.
And this is a flower of Magnum Bonum Pea.
There were several mishaps, all because of the strong wind we have here. The first was that my box of seedlings were thrown upside down by the wind, and all my tags were scattered along with all the little pea seedlings. So I had no idea which was which. I grew them onto old Christmas trees. And last month, one tree was toppled by the wind. I straitened it up, and the next day it was back down. So I left it there. Half of those peas survived. It's standing up again, as I hope that stormy weather has passed.
But fortunately, the peas were all mixed up, all 3 varieties are still growing. This is the Golden Sweet, a yellow podded pea, and it grows like crazy!
Here's the purple one, Clarke's Beltony. Lovely color.
And here's a bowl of peas for dinner, from all 3 varieties. mmmmm...
Thanks so much, Rebsie, for the seeds. I am definitely saving a few seeds to plant again next year. Plus a few again now!