It has been a busy week getting ready for this little one. I have been working every night after work and on weekends getting the room ready. Today while I was out running errands, I decided to make a run to my local nursery to see if they have gotten in their seeds for 2012. There are certain things like butter beans and field pea varieties that you simply won't find in the big box stores.
I was on the hunt for some white acre peas. Unfortunately those have not come in yet, but in preparation for their new seeds they had all their 2011 seeds marked down 50%. I scored six bags of seeds for $5.85. These were big packs too, 4 oz and 8oz packages. I was surprised at how many different varietys of field peas they had. I picked up a couple different varieties and next week they should have my personal favorite White Acre Peas.
The thing I love about going to a locally owned and operated nursery is you learn a wealth of information from the people that work there. For instance, I asked the owner today, "What do these peas taste like?" Not only did he answer my question, but then proceeded to tell me what all the "old timers" come in and buy. That is good information because when it comes to field peas there are so many different varieties you can't possibly try them all in one season. Knowing which varieties are most popular with seasoned gardeners was a good tip. I am starting to get spring fever.
2 packages of Fordhook Limas
2 packages of Cangreen Limas
1 package of Zipper Cream field peas
1 package of Texas Cream field peas