Re: [gardeners] Putting it by

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 15 Jul 2002 09:46:20 -0600

At 09:17 AM 7/15/02 -0500, you wrote:
>They're one of the "southern" peas Penny. Others in the family are 
>black-eyed peas, lady peas, cream
>peas, etc. They're all climbers and range from a cream color to black when 
>ripe depending upon
>variety. To us southerners they're very tasty. I go ahead and cook them 
>and then freeze them so they
>become a convenience food, take them out of the freezer, dump them in a 
>sauce pan with a little
>extra water and start them heating up. I've tried blanching and freezing 
>and don't get the quality I
>get with cooking them done and freezing, strange but that's the way it 
>works with these folks.
>We're still picking buckets full of them off a row about 20 feet long, 
>they grow up a trellis and
>down the other side so you can see they are like pole beans but are a pea.

I recall reading that you and Miz Anne picked a peck of peas right after a 
rain.  No problem with wet foliage like bean picking?  Margaret L