Flowering sugar snap pea – 6 weeks

6 week old sugar snap pea, flowering

What a lovely surprise this morning. My window box sugar snap peas are now 6 weeks old, and one has started to flower. Certainly not as quick as the ones in my garden bed outside, but considering these guys don’t have much room, sunlight or fertiliser (they subsist on old tea leaves), they seem to be doing okay.

I’m tempted to raid the coffee puck bin in the kitchen, so we can get some nitrogen-rich stuff into the soil, but I’m kind of grossed out by that machine. I’ve been burying strawberry tops and other tiny fruit scraps, hoping the centipedes will break them down. Maybe that’s enough for now. I hope we get a good number of peas. That would be swell.