Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Snow Peas


Snow Peas
Originally uploaded by amandabhslater

Do you love Snow Peas, which I also call Chinese Sugar Peas? These are the kind of peas where you eat the pods too since they are very tender.
I planted seeds yesterday, from Seeds of Change, which are Snow Pea, Sugar Pod Two.
They are a bush type so don't need a trellis or staking.
It takes 60 to 70 days to maturity from planting. I mostly eat them without cooking, plain or added to salads. If you are cooking stir fry, they are perfect for that dish, and need just a few minutes cooking time so they are still crisp, and not wilted.
We gardeners love to anticipate, don't we?

21 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't think I have had them but I have seen them and will try them.
I eat snap peas all the time.

Simone said...

MMMM. Eating snow peas is just like eating candy from the garden. I am wishing for a garden right now.

June said...

I love snow peas Terra but have never grown them. I love them in a stirfry and just from the frig too.
hugs from here...

Ginny said...

These bring back memories, I used to eat them in Chinese dishes all the time. Very good!

Amrita said...

we get this in the cool season

Liane said...

Mmmmm - we LOVE snow peas. Most of the time they don't even make it into the house!

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoy them - sandie

rosaria williams said...

Love them! I carry them around as quick snacks.

Happyone said...

I love snow peas! Have them often in salads.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Goodness your growing your own snow peas how great.
I do like them in stir fry never have had them any other way.
Thanks for the sweet comment you left me about my friend Ronnie.
Love
Maggie

BumbleVee said...

I just planted a teensy little barberry...and am anticipating big things... Greg laughed at me wanting some big shovelfuls of nice soil for my little guy...and brought around a wheelbarrow full of dirt with 'him' perched on top ... when he saw the hole I had ..he said he could fill it with all the dirt ..I could scrape back about 3 inches and that would be all I need for my new little bush.... ...hmmpf.... that little guy will show him! Soon he'll be 4 feet tall....just like my others in the front yard that once were tiny ...

lemonverbenalady said...

They are the best, Terra. Thanks for reminding me we have them in the garden to pick! Got to go! xxoo Nancy

Joyful said...

I do like snow peas.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Thanks for your visit and comment much appreciated. I am not sure why I have not tried growing peas, everyone in France grows beans so I seem to follow the trend. I must see if I can find some seed. Hope to see you back I am now following you. Diane

Olive Cooper said...

I usually stir fry them. I do not grow veggies sadly but am glad you do:}

HolleyGarden said...

I am not a big fan, so I don't grow these. Of course, if we grow it, we eat it, so if I grew them, I would have to become a fan! :) Enjoy yours!

Zuzu said...

I love these in stir fry meals - could only be better if you grew them yourself! I just 'googled' seeds of change and bookmarked it - thank you for sharing your source, Terra!

Hubby tells me that someday we will build a greenhouse and then I can grow some veggies - so yes, we gardeners love to anticipate. :)

Have a lovely day,
Zuzu

Ginny said...

Sorry to say, I have not planted anything yet. Last year I had green beans and tomatoes. The green beans were eaten by the deer, and the tomatoes never grew. We have a lot of clay and rock where we live...sigh.
But I love snow peas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are wonderful! When I lived in NM, we grew them in the garden and I ate them...in the garden! heehee!

forgetmenot said...

I love Sugar Snap Peas, but I'm sure your peas will be delicious. Hope your crop grows and flourishes. Glad to have you as a "follower". Mickie ;)

corners of my life said...

I just love picking a salad from the garden!