Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Teepee For My Peas

My peas were growing so fast they were pretty much bulging out of my starter pots! D:

I quickly built this teepee (wig wam) out of iron rods that were lying around the backyard and some twine left over from the trellises I made. The rods were SO long, it's probably jammed at least 2 feet into the ground, but it still stands to be 7-8 feet tall. I don't know if I'll be able to reach that high come harvest time, but I also don't know how tall my peas are going to get... so I'm hoping it all works out.

I planted 3 plants per pole and sprinkled lime around them to hopefully deter the slugs and snails (I read this online somewhere). And the big plant behind one of the poles is NOT my peas, it's actually a blackberry bush I need to yank out. It's a bit discouraging though when they keep coming back, esp with the neighbor letting it grow so big along our fence... that big bush hovering above the fence is all blackberries :(

1 comment:

Sherrill said...

Cynthia...hope the blog Michelle and I have put together will help or give you a bit of inspiration. I'm a "if I fail, try, try, and try again" gardener.

Now, if we could only do something about all this rain we keep getting.

Have a great weekend.