Posted by oakandsage on July 28, 2013 at 03:50


I harvested the black eyed peas today. Not sure how many plants I have (it's kind of a tangle because they're in with the melons) but I think only 1 or 2 and the other 2 are yard long beans. I got just enough black eyed peas to make a little Side dish sized bowl of peas with onions. Pretty tasty. Now the question that determines whether I plant a big patch next year is if I get more harvests out of the same plant.

The yard long beans are now flowering. I know which ones they are because they are a pole variety. The black eyed peas did not say and turned out to be bush. Also the flowers are purple instead of yellow when fully open, though I think that is not a reliable indicator. I hav a couple very immature beans, just a couple days old.

I think I may save some of the later seeds of the black eyed peas if they produce more. I have no idea what I might get. Bush, vining, or semi-vining? Big or small seeds? Long or short pods?