How long can snow peas flower when it’s 90 degrees outside? Not very long, indeed.
Snow peas are considered an early season garden plant because they do well in cool weather. They stop flowering when the heat becomes unbearable.
The first planting of snow peas was a bust. There was very little germination of seeds that were 3 years old, so more was planted with newer seed in the hopes that we weren’t too late to get a crop in while the weather was still on the cool side.
The second planting had a much greater germination rate than the first. The plants that matured were late flowering and it took until the last week of June for them to flower in earnest.
I have been pleasantly surprised to see the snow peas continuing to offer up their edibles even after the summer heat was really wilting me. I thought at one point that they would never have enough time to bloom and set fruit that could be harvested.
Be patient, my dear! Every day I’ve been harvesting a couple of hands full from the small 8 x 4 ft. section of the garden devoted to the snow peas.
This week it’s the middle of July and the final fruits will be harvested from the snow pea plants. The plants will be dug up and placed in the compost to make room for some autumn lettuce.
Next year if the snow peas can be successfully planted early we may get more than a two-week harvest. Something to look forward to. 🙂