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Used bicycle rims, twine and a bit of conduit or plumbing pipe make for a functional and really cool trellis to support pea plants.

Great way to grow sugar snap peas in a small area!

Concrete re-mesh wire trellis for tomatoes, snap peas, and cucumbers. --> Would be a great feature in a school garden!

Twig cage can protect young plants from being munched on by rabbits, chickens or other critters

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Cucumber supports. Two tall sturdy stakes, a bit of 4ft chicken wire, and eight zip ties.

What a GREAT idea!!! A Recycled Bike Tire trellis!!! You could plant any running plant and have them run up the trellis for ease in picking!!! Instructions are included!!! -- Similar to one I posted with just the rims but this one keeps the tires on.

Sugar Ann Pea (54 days). One of the best early snap peas around. No need to support Sugar Ann. Dwarf vines only reach 2', but are loaded with sweet, crisp, 2 1/2" peas. Perfect for planting next to carrots!!! Plant early and harvest early. It is best picked small (but filled out) when it is crisp, juicy and sweet. Doesn't tolerate hot weather. Perfect sugar snap pea for early spring or late summer planting. Direct sow outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Germinates in 7-14 days.

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    Peas are a great choice for seed saving. Just let the pods ripen on the plant until the pods turn brown and start to dry up. This often takes about 1 month after you'd normally harvest. Spread out the pods indoors and dry for 2 weeks before shelling. Or, you can dry the pods and plant whole in the ground when it comes planting time. In the meantime, store seeds in a tightly-closed glass container in a cool, dry place such as the fridge.

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    Harvest sugar snap peas from the vine once the peas have begun to fatten, causing the pod to round.

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    Preparing to Eat, Cook or Freeze~ Pinch off the ends and pull to remove the strings along the seams of the pods before eating or freezing. The fresh peas can now be eaten raw, stir-fried, steamed, stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for two weeks or frozen.

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    Freezing~ The peas must be blanched before storing in the freezer. To blanch, add 4 quarts of water to a pot and bring to a boil. While water is heating, prepare the pods as instructed in previous paragraph. Add 2 to 3 cups of pea pods to the boiling water and cover. Time for exactly 2 minutes and remove promptly from heat. Drain off water and place the pea pods immediately in a bowl of ice water for 2 minutes. Remove from bowl and dry pea pods on paper towels. Place snow peas or sugar snap peas into freezer bags or containers, seal, label and store in freezer.

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