The peas (or more correctly ‘legumes’) are almost ready to harvest. At my community garden plot I planted two different varieties of chick peas this year. And they are coming along nicely.
The black kabuli chick pea plants have started to turn a beautiful red. The peas will be charcoal black.
The second variety – ‘Winnifred’s Garbanzo – look like they are going to produce a bumper crop of peas. They are heavy with pods and the peas will be ready to harvest in the next week or so. The foliage has a blue tinge to it – nice contrast to the black kabuki variety.
Both varieties have fuzzy foliage, stems and pea pods and have been pretty easy to grow.
The neighbourhood rabbit did dig a hole in the middle of them early in the growing season, so I lost a few plants, but other than that they have been watered regularly and don’t require staking.