Sugar Snap Pea

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Type: snap pea Color: green Maturity: 50-70 days Size: pods: 2-3″ long, 1/2″ across tall vines Yield: yields well in both hot and cold weather long picking period Taste: sweet & crunchy good for freezing and canning Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: does well in both hot & cold weather Notes: Sources: […]

Mammoth Melting Pea

Details Open-Pollinated: ? Type: snap pea pods used like snow pea pods Shape: thick, stringless, flat Color: green pods enclose creamy-white peas Maturity: 62-75 days (early) Size: 4-5″ pods 4-5′ plant Yield: high-yielding Taste: excellent in stir-fries, steamed, freezing, or eating fresh Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: wilt resistant Notes: white blossoms can also be […]


Symphylans are very small, white, many segmented organisms that you may see in your soil when you pull up a struggling plant. You will notice them darting and scurrying quickly about the root ball or seedling plug. They are also known as symphlans, or “symphys”, pseudocentipedes, or garden centipedes, even though they are not centipedes. They are […]

Cucumber Beetles

Also referred to as: Spotted Cucumber Beetles, Striped cucumber beetles, western striped cucumber beetle, southern corn rootworm, Western corn rootworm beetles Acalymma spp., Diabrotica undecimpunctata Physical Description: Light green to yellow little beetles with stripes or spots (very much like a ladybug, but with yellow-green instead of red background). Striped cucumber beetles can overwinter in […]

Fusarium Wilt

Fusarium is a soil-borne fungus that can survive for a decade or more in dormant stages. It enters the plant through roots and invades its water distribution network, where the fungi partially or completely block the vascular tissues, usually by gum-like formations, causing wilting and eventually death of the plant. General Description Widespread fungus that affects a wide […]


Close up of leafhopper damage on potato leaf

Leafhoppers seem to be the bain of my existence…well, not really – but they sure complicate my veggie gardening. They would only be mildly annoying, if it weren’t for the diseases they spread. Physical Description very small insects, ranging from 1/12 – 1/8 inches long (2-3 mm). They are wedge-shaped, with narrow bodies that are […]

How to Grow Peas

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Peas Colors Available Varieties to Grow Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature peas perform better in cool weather (60-75°F) shade cloth can help extend the season when it gets warm Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site […]