Palate-Pleasing Peas

Fresh peas from the garden are a sweet and nutritious treat.

Garden Peas
Photo courtesy Lynn Karlin
Photo courtesy Lynn Karlin
Grow Peas at Home
Most pea varieties grow best on a trellis such as the one shown here.
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro
Pea Varieties
From left: Today, we can enjoy the edible-podded snow and snap peas and even purple-podded varieties used to make pea soup, in addition to the English shell peas that became famous in the 17th century.
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro
Pea Seeds
It's cheap and easy to inoculate pea seed with N- fixing bacteria.
Photo courtesy Barbara Pleasant
Fresh Peas
Fresh peas are flavorful enough to make a dish with a dollop of butter alone. They also are tasty in Asian stir-fried dishes, and their vibrant green adds color to pasta dishes.
Photo courtesy Lynn Karlin

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