Re: Garden Peas, Was Re: [gardeners] growing in Tx

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sat, 04 Jul 1998 04:12:30 -0500

Hi Catherine,
    Well, we finally got the rain Friday, 1.1 inches by 6:PM. The way the
weather service radio is waring about Blanco Co I suppose your mother is
getting her share in Gillispe Co too. Had a few light showers and lightning
tonight also. Judy put up 26 - 1/2 pints of jelly tonight and I put up 7 qts
of tomato sauce while watching the lightning .

Catharine Vinson wrote:


> Allen, I've never had a bit of luck with peas, either. They are pitiful in
> Atlanta whether I try starting them in the late-winter/early-spring or in
> late-summer for a fall crop. The Fall one's succumb to powdery mildew; the
> Spring crop poops out before I get enough peas to justify the work and
> garden space.
> Mother's tried growing them in real luck there
> either. Some of the snow pea varieties (Mammoth Grey) will evidently do
> moderately well in the Hill Country, but the sugar snap-types supposedly
> can't adapt.
> Hope you guys got some rain last night. Send some up the road to F'burg if
> you do!
> Catharine