September 17, 2013 by Buffy
My peas were growing wild! Farmer Rick said, “Go tie those wild things up. You have bought climbing peas.” I didn’t buy climbing peas. Did I buy climbing peas? I was pretty excited about the new creamy zipper pea seeds. So like the good farmer’s wife, I headed out with my string to make a climbing fence. Farmer Rick helped drive the post, while talking ugly about my messy peas! I strung the string and began to guide the peas.
Wait a minute!
I didn’t buy climbing peas!
Yes, there are runners, running everywhere! But those are NOT pea runners.
Those look like……. No ?……..It’s not possible!
Yes! Yes! Come look Farmer Rick! I knew I bought the right peas!
Those are not pea runners those are sweet potato runners!
Sweet potatoes under my peas? In early Summer we dug our potatoes and Farmer Rick put out 18 sweetest potato vines he picked up on clearance at the garden supply. We have never grown sweet potatoes and thought we would give it a try. Well, Farmer Rick planted them and with in 24 hours the goats ate the tops of the plants off at the ground. Since the ground was still freshly tilled, I just poked in some pea seeds. We never gave the sweet potatoes another thought.
Now, I can’t wait for the peas to finish making so I can see if we grew any sweet potatoes! Talk about complimentary planting and excellent use of garden space! I hope this worked! I’ll post the results in couple of weeks!