|“The pods are silver-green and produced [sic] large, meaty, brown seeds.”|
Some seeds arrived yesterday!
I’ll be anxious to try these– fresh blackeyed peas (cowpeas) are far superior to dried blackeyes, in my opinion. I don’t even mind shelling peas and beans. It’s a fine “idle hands” task– gives me something constructive to do while I watch my stories.
Today, since the dogs are now 100% obedient and I have free time, I’ll begin to germinate some old seed– some as old as 2008!– between layers of paper towels. I had a devil of a time last year with beans. Between poor germination rates and rabbits, it was a very unproductive year for legumes. So this year, I’ll test my bean seed especially and what doesn’t germinate well, I will use for sprouts.