Posts tagged ‘Climbing plants’

June 4, 2011

Supporting the peas

It’s Week 2, and the sugar snap peas are growing daily, but we couldn’t get them to climb the railing as planned… well it turns out that since peas have tendrils, they have to climb horizontal supports and won’t do anything with vertical ones.

This article was super helpful in describing the differences between climbing plants.

I had kitchen string and decided it was kind of ugly, so I braided it. Then we took long pieces and wove them in and out of the railing, with a normal double knot on each end. I thought they might slip, but so far so good. Climb on, little peas!