|It's not as showy as a sweet pea, just a colored version of a garden pea.|
Remember two weeks ago how I told you I had a colored garden pea growing with the rest of my peas and that I was going to do some research to see what was going on? Well, I did and didn't find out much. I did look up whether Sweet Peas are really poisonous. It turns out they are not. At least we don't have to worry about whether we should eat the peas or not.
|The joints are also purple but the pods look normal. I searched the rest of my peas and this is the only colored one.|
This article mentions that purple flowered garden peas are the new "in" thing. Interesting. I still think this plant is producing a mutation. I might save seeds from it and plant more purple flowered plants next year. A mix of purple and white flowers on the trellis would be pretty.
I'm not really interested in breeding plants I just want to grow lots of good food and flowers. If any of you would like to experiment with these peas let me know and I'll save you some seeds.
Have you found anything unexpected in your garden this year?
Briana, your gardening columnist for The Christian Home Magazine