13 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables and Herbs (Page 7)

Snap Peas

Why we love them: These sweet peas with edible pods make a great snack on their own, and are just as welcome cooked up into a satisfying side dish.

What you get: With one-third of your daily value of vitamin C and 3 grams of fiber in every cup, these vegetables are a healthy choice.

In your garden: Snap peas are hardy legumes that germinate in soil temperatures as low as 40°F, but don't do so well in hot and dry weather. Plant your peas so that they can mature as early as your planting schedule allows and sow more seeds when cooler fall days return.

Use snap peas in these recipes:
Tortellini Primavera
Lemon-Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans
Sesame-Maple Roasted Tofu
Sugar Snap Pea & Shrimp Curry
Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry
Snap Peas Healthy Food Guide
Sugar snap peas 5 ways
Healthy Pea Recipes and Cooking Tips

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