Sunday, March 22, 2009

Support your local peas

I love peas fresh from the garden - whether using the whole pod or the mature shelled peas. But I haven't grown peas in a couple of years because we were avoiding high-carb foods. Well, they are back in my garden since I learned we can still enjoy the immature pods without overly-high carb counts. I sowed 8-10 Dwarf Grey Sugar peas a few days ago - they were from a seed-swap where typically you just get enough seed for a sampling, so that was all the seed there was. And in anticipation that they will germinate and grow well, I've designed a unique support trellis. Old bed spring coils! I scavenged these old rusty springs earlier this month and have had several ideas for using them - a rusty "Spring" wreath, a rain-chain, wind-chimes, etc. But right from the start I had thought they could work as an unusual support for my peas and bring a fun junk-twist to the garden.
This last photo is enhanced to show the coils better. I'll post more photos as the peas start climbing (I have faith they will!).

2 comments:

Tinta's Treasures said...

I just love your idea with the springs as a trellis. Where my husband works, they have a junk pile with two old bed springs. I asked him to cut off some of the springs for my crafting but now I'm gonna show him your idea and ask him to bring the whole thing home. I can't wait to see the peas, and maybe beans, vining up on them. And what a thrill to hear the comments our friends will make.
Cindy (tinta)

LuvMyGarden said...

Thanks - it will be fun to see how this turns out. The peas are sprouted now and I'm urging them to reach up for the springs! I hope I get to see photos of yours on your blog in the future.
Teresa

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