Pea, Asparagus

Catalog #0940

5807
(Lotus tetragonolobus) (aka Winged Pea) A legume not related to either asparagus or peas; most likely from northwest Africa. Mentioned as early as 1734 by celebrated gardener and botanist Philip Miller. Beautiful red flowers on low growing plants that spread laterally along the ground. Uniquely flavored pods are best steamed whole when small. Thrives in poor soil. Edible podded, 60-75 days.
DIRECT SEED
2" Apart
SEED DEPTH
1/2"
ROWS APART
16-18"
LIGHT
Full Sun
Green Thumb Tip
Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Trellising is not necessary.

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