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Posted on 01 May 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

Black-eyed Peas for You and Me: How to Groe Black-eyed Peas

Photo Credit: Black Eyed Peas by Shell Greenier used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Photo Credit: Black Eyed Peas by Shell Greenier used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Black-eyed peas have been a New Year’s Day tradition in my family for years.

But until recent, I never knew how easy they are to grow in the garden.

So this year, I am going to grow my own black-eyed peas for my New Year’s celebration.

To begin this process, I have to decide whether I want to grow them in the garden or in a container. Since my garden is filling up quickly, I decide to go the container route. In doing so, I will need the determinate variety of black-eyed peas.

This type does not require trellising but does Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 24 June 2009 by urbangardencasual.com

Grow Your Own Black-Eyed Peas

black-eyed-peasBy Vanessa Richins

When I was little, I was fascinated by black-eyed peas.

I had never eaten them, but somehow decided that they were a plant I needed to grow.

Perhaps it was the fact that they looked like a little eye.

I bought packets of seeds yearly. I don’t think I ever harvested any, but I kept buying seeds.

Hopefully you’ll have better success with this Southern favorite – Vigna unguiculata, also known as Cowpeas. Did you know they come from Africa?

When you are choosing a Read the rest of this entry »

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