Peas and Beans
Peas and beans are so simple to grow and you can also grow them in pots, with something to grow up, like a trellis or porch. They can even add a little privacy on your porch by growing all around it.
Good news, the more you pick your peas and beans the more that will grow. The best way to preserve your harvest is in the freezer, right now frozen peas don’t sound very exciting, but I promise you in January the sweetness of your homegrown pea harvest will bring a smile to your face.
Peas and beans also add nitrogen to the soil, helping to mend soil problems. I plant the peas and beans close together, about 1″ apart. As the plants are fruiting, aka making the peas, they will be thirstier, so keep an eye and adjust your watering accordingly.
At the end of the season, collect all the dried up pods, you can store these as dried food for the winter or plant out again next year and enjoy them again.
Keep it simple and add some peas and beans to your container garden so you can sustainably enjoy them year after year for free.