Snowpeas have bolted to seed

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The snowpeas that got away from us

Presumably due to the handful of scorching hot days, the snowpeas have decided to bolt to seed. We’ve had a reasonable number of edible pods, but once the they start to swell up (as in the photo above), the point of no return has been passed.

All is not lost, and I’m going to save them for seed. The plants are healthy and vigorous, and according to the Seed Savers Handbook, I should wait until the peas rattle in the pod. I don’t think this will take long if the heat keeps up…

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One thought on “Snowpeas have bolted to seed

    Peter Sefton said:
    December 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    You can eat them, you know. Shell them and boil them, or wait until they rattle and make them into soups or stews.

    We always end up with lots of peas and beans like that and cook them it winter.

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