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asparagus pea

Hi as anybody planted asparagus pea or got any tips on growing also any tips on using them in recipes many thanks


  • Also anybody got any tips on growing melons thanks
  • PoddingtonPPoddingtonP Posts: 196

    Asparagus peas - don't plant them around a wigwam expecting them to scramble up like normal peas - they don't. Also don't be tempted to eat one raw off the plant. They are vile.  These are the 2 mistakes I made when I tried to grow them a couple of years ago. 

    I have to say, they have very pretty flowers, but not much other appeal for me other than the novelty. 

  • I read that you can cook them is that right thanks for the tip x
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Sarah we had a thread about these I'll bring it back for you to look at.

  • PoddingtonPPoddingtonP Posts: 196

    Yes you are meant to cook them. I thought they might be nice straight from the plant like mangetout, but they are really not. Like others said on the other thread, I wouldn't bother with them again.

  • Thanks could you post thread up
  • Many thanks edd x
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