|The sugar snap peas are three feet tall! |
This is the first time I have ever grown snap peas and I had no idea they grew to such a height before they flowered. I had constructed a trellis that was smaller but then as I saw them continue to grow I added a second bamboo trellis behind the first one. It seems to be working well enough. If a storm comes though I would move them to the ground and against the wall for support.
|The snap peas at the upper left, regular peas behind|
and cucumber seedlings lower right
As you can see it's really beginning to look like a little corner garden. The snap peas have about 11 flowers and have already borne one pod which was delicious! I will be feeding them again this week. The regular peas don't need trellising or staking but the sugar snaps sure do. I love the height of them but next year I think I will grow them behind the regular peas and have them in the long box. They look beautiful from inside the apartment as they blow to and fro in the breeze. I almost forget I live nineteen floors up.