Here is an overview of Peas one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.
Peas are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in recorded history. We are not entirely sure where they originated. Early on, peas were primarily dried before for using in soups and stews. During the dark ages they proved to be a staple for peasants who could buy dried, field peas cheaply. That is where the little rhyme came from:
Pease Porridge hot, Pease Porridge cold
Pease porridge in the pot nine days old
As the pea spread across the world, new varieties developed like the snow pea and the standard garden pea. Peas are a cooler weather plant and do best in the spring, but can also have another harvest in the fall when the weather starts to cool down.
Very few things bring more joy and satisfaction than eating fresh-out-of-the-garden peas. They are easy to grow, add a vertical element to the garden and are high in vitamin’s A, B, and C. It is a must for any home garden.