Yesterday I was finally able to get outside after work. While inspecting the garden I noticed that a few pods on the super sweet pea 'Garden Sweet' had started to fill out. I picked a pod and tasted the raw peas. WOW!!! They are much sweeter than regular peas, and this was at a very immature stage. If that sugar level holds up when the peas are mature I'll be in heaven.
The rest of the peas are now in full flower. I thought this was going to be a bad year, but I was way off on that prediction. I will get my first harvest of 'Blizzard' snow peas this weekend and the shelling peas are blooming away. I found a few plants of 'Freezonian' with two blooms per stem and have marked these to save seed from.
The above photo is the first bloom open on the purple podded pea 'Pretty'. I'll have to get a new picture of the row in full flower. It really is pretty.