Monday, November 3, 2014

Give Peas a Chance

To grow, that is. 
We were out on a beautiful Sunday morning at the FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) walk to help spread awareness about food allergies.  We figured, if you really want to know what's in your food, then grow it yourself! With food allergies becoming so prevalent in recent years, it's such a challenge to make sure that our families are getting safe food to eat. Getting back to basics with growing and eating nutritious whole fruits and veggies could be the answer for a lot of families. Not only is it fresher, healthier and more economical, it's also a lot of fun!
As we sat amongst our display of rainbow chard, mustard greens and cabbage, we gave away lots of information of growing veggies out here in our desert as well as a pea growing starter kit.

Just put the biodegradable square into the ground or a pot and water. 
Peas are such an easy and rewarding vegetable to grow. Not only do they give you those sweet sweet pods to eat, but they are a beautiful cool weather vine that delivers a delicate white bloom just before developing the pea pod. For best results, plant 20 to 30 pea seeds per person that will eat them in your household. You can plant very close together (2" apart) but make sure to give them a structure to vine onto. Maybe a trellis or some old sticks and yarn that you have lying around. Get creative and get growing!