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Happy New Year

I’m sure glad students will be returning next week. Peas are getting plump, broccoli heads are blossom tight, carrots are starting to push their shoulders from the ground and our lettuce patch needs thinning, not to mention all the weeding that needs to be done!

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Week 13 – Peas

Our peas are beginning to flower. Notice the pea pod forming from within the flower.
Remember, first comes the flowers then comes the fruit, though in this case the fruit is a legume.
The legume family (Fabaceae) is the third largest family of flowering plants with more than 18,000 described species. It is surpassed in size only by the orchid family (Orchidaceae) with about 20,000 species and the sunflower family (Asteraceae) with about 24,000 species.
Beans and peanuts are also part of the legume family.