Variety: Mr Big from Nichols Garden Nursery
Planted: May 14, 2011
Harvest: Harvesting the peas is tricky, but trial and error will quickly teach you when the perfect time is. My schedule limits my garden activities during the work week, so I end up picking once a week on Saturdays. This is probably too little since some of the peas would be overgrown when picked on this schedule. Ideally, I’d pick every 3-4 days. As seen below, waiting too long to pick the peas will cause them to get more starchy instead of sweet, and they also split their outer shell.