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Field Pea Purple Pink Vigna Umbellata Seeds
50+ seeds from this beauty!
I really recommend this one, and its such a handy one for any collection
First of all, it has really high yields of delicious, sweet little pea pods, like the traditional “snow pea” but lots more, and a little bit smaller.
We freeze heaps of them in 200gm lots and use them all year round!
The next thing we like to do is let the pods ripen, then shell them and use them as you would any other “green pea”. We freeze heaps of them too!
After a couple months, the plants will be nearly finished. Pick any pods that are dried and put in a container for the next crop of seed or to make “pea soup”.
We then pull out the plants, roots and all and use it as mulch or weed matting around the fruit trees. It works like a slow release fertilizer. It really gives them a boost! (High nitrogen and other goodies from the root nodules)
Or dig it into the next raised bed as it adds Humis, Carbon, Nitrogen, Calcium, Phosphorus and countless trace Minerals like Selenium etc etc etc, it helps retain the water, feeds the worms and the initial heat created kills alot of fungi/ bacteria spores.
The other very important use we have for this plant is its Beauty. Big purple and pink flowers with the tendrils wrapping around one another, all racing towards the sun.
It just looks so cool!
It has amazing flowers, needs no special care and has so many uses, I’m really not sure why no one else is growing it?
We plant a few every other week, where ever there is a gap and have that many peas, that the Mrs and I never run out. The freezer is constantly stocked for quick easy meals.
The chooks and guinea pigs love them too! They eat the fresh peas and nest in the straw. (It doesn’t pack down like the commercial stuff and has no dust at all!)
Just a really cool plant, I really don’t know how I did without it all those years. It is a totally essential part of our garden now!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!