Sunday, June 19, 2011

Snap Peas Growing Like Crazy Supported by Trellis in a Container

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. 

1 comment:

  1. Good Morning,

    I just have one question , how many plants you are putting the pot and what is the size of the pot?? I have small balcony and I am interested in planting beans and peas ..
    Thank you.