Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
The strain of Austrian winter peas that I grow have been hardy in USDA zone 4b (typically with snowcover) for the past 10 years. They are largish sprawling plants. They set seed very late in the growing season, so if you are growing them for seed, expect them take up the bed for most of the season, and to sprawl all over anything else in the bed. If you are only growing them as a cover crop, then they will get along fine with the other things until pulled in the spring.
Eric Hanson wrote:Judith, those are beautiful pictures! Is there any chance that any of your garden survived last week?
Eric Hanson wrote:Wow!
Judith, that’s great! I guess Austrian Winter Peas are the real winter survivors! I am not certain what your temperatures were or exactly how much snow you got (I had at least-2 and 8” of snow on top of 1” of sleet). But in any case, I might have to think about overwintering with Austrian Winter Peas next year.
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