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Title: Telephone Peas?
Post by: magicbrain on October 18, 2017, 12:15:00 PM
http://tinyurl.com/yaqfpdac (http://tinyurl.com/yaqfpdac)
Telephone peas! - Wonder what these tasted like? ???
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: TelePlay on October 18, 2017, 01:22:47 PM
Probably very good, if fresh.

     https://www.rareseeds.com/tall-telephone-garden-pea/

I suspect for people who have a small garden area with support for the vines.
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: magicbrain on October 18, 2017, 03:00:43 PM
I had no idea these were a real thing - thought it was just an early 20th century marketing idea. :-[
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: TelePlay on October 18, 2017, 03:47:20 PM
I had no idea these were a real thing - thought it was just an early 20th century marketing idea. :-[

I didn't know of them either until I found that above linked site. Reading the review of the seed at the bottom of the page, it seems old people grew these decades ago and didn't know they were still available today. I'm used to seeing acres of peas grown on the ground for canning purposes so these were a delightful surprise to me also. I might just try planting some next year.
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: Pourme on October 19, 2017, 08:27:24 AM
There is no limit to the new things I learn about on this forum!  ;)

Benny
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: twocvbloke on October 19, 2017, 12:51:59 PM
So when you need to string them up, do you use twisted pair or just regular straight pair?  ;D
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: TelePlay on October 19, 2017, 02:28:37 PM
So when you need to string them up, do you use twisted pair or just regular straight pair?  ;D

Knob and tube spacing using a straight pair --  is that a mixed metaphor?
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: oldguy on October 19, 2017, 03:19:56 PM
Nob & tube was even old when I was a kid. some here may not know what it is :) :)
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: TelePlay on October 19, 2017, 04:16:03 PM
Nob & tube was even old when I was a kid. some here may not know what it is :) :)

I hear you.

Selling turn of the century, last century to 1920s, residential real estate there were more than a few I viewed where it was still in use with bare wire as built.
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: AE_Collector on October 19, 2017, 09:41:16 PM
What short memories you all have!

This was posted by Brinybay only 19 days ago.....

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=18977.0

Terry
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: AL_as_needed on October 20, 2017, 02:08:21 AM
Do they produce dial tone when ripe?
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: twocvbloke on October 20, 2017, 07:02:42 AM
Do they produce dial tone when ripe?

I'd have thought they'd ring when they're ready to be picked up...  ;D
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: andre_janew on October 20, 2017, 04:16:41 PM
Well, I do know that peas grow in a pod that is attached to a vine.  My theory is that if the vine grew up a telephone pole, then that would make them telephone peas.  That is what I think telephone peas are.
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: Brinybay on October 21, 2017, 02:34:59 AM
I grew some this year, but I think I planted them too late (July 30th), no pods yet.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=18977.msg195142#msg195142
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: TelePlay on October 21, 2017, 02:47:07 AM
I grew some this year, but I think I planted them too late (July 30th), no pods yet.

Doesn't stuff grow all year long where you live, stays green all year?
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: AE_Collector on October 21, 2017, 10:44:45 AM
Doesn't stuff grow all year long where you live, stays green all year?


The MOSS does.....

Terry (I live in this part of the world too)

PS: Next year Briny....try planting them in May or early June.
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: Brinybay on October 21, 2017, 06:17:23 PM
The MOSS does.....

Terry (I live in this part of the world too)

PS: Next year Briny....try planting them in May or early June.

I figured that was the problem.  I was going to wait until next spring, but tried it anyway.  Now the rain has beaten down the plants.
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: AE_Collector on October 21, 2017, 10:35:30 PM
Yes, we had pretty much forgotten what rain was here in the north west this summer but.....it's all coming back to me now!

Terry
Title: Re: Telephone Peas?
Post by: Brinybay on November 20, 2017, 11:35:31 AM

PS: Next year Briny....try planting them in May or early June.

I came across an article online that said that they don't produce in containers more than 8" deep.  They'll grow, but just won't produce any pea pods.  I planted mine in a standard 12" cedar container.  I thought I bookmarked the article, but now I can't find it.