Sunday, June 10, 2012
Taming the Beast with a "haircut"
At a loss, my neighbor suggested a simple solution--give the sugar snap pea plant a trim. Really, was it that simple? Wouldn't I hurt the plant? Surprisingly not! I had already harvested 1 1/2 gallon-sized ziplocs of peas and had much more to harvest. So I gently cut a few branches. I didn't hear any plant screams so I kept going. After taking off over 2 feet from each branch, it finally rested along the top of the cucumber trellis. The plant continues to thrive, I continue to harvest sugar snap peas and the cucumbers and tomatoes have room to grow again.