Sweet Edible Peas in a Pod

Kimberly Burnham
2 min readApr 22, 2022

Found Poetry from The Red Sunflower Diaries and Garden Seed Pack Blackout Poetry

Garden peas are edible and have beautiful, often white flowers. The flowers like the peas themselves are sweet and crunchy and taste of peas. Edible garden peas bloom mostly in white, but may have other pale coloring. The blossoms are slightly sweet and crunchy and they taste like peas. Make sure you know what you planted because flowering ornamental sweet peas are poisonous.

Peas are cool season crops. Sow seeds 4 to 6 weeks before the last spring frost date. In zone 6 Spokane, Washington that is mid-February. Edible peas are annuals in the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family also known as the legume, pea, or bean family.

Edible Peas Poetry by Kimberly Burnham, Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

Here a several seed pack haikus. Each word in the poem appears on the seed pack for a particular kind of peas.

Early Perfection Peas (Burpee Seeds) Seed Pack Haiku

Perfection filled long
sweet end spring sun each seed set
emerge to harvest

Little Marvel Peas (Page’s Seeds)

Excellent garden
vigorous bush tight mature
heirloom yields two green

Sweet Pea Royal (Plantation Products)

Royal family
fragrant show ruffle blossom
vibrant require work

Eye Health and Peas

“Peas contain the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients help protect your eyes from chronic diseases, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Lutein and zeaxanthin act as filters from harmful blue light, which contributes to cataracts and macular degeneration,“ according to WebMD.

The Red Sunflower Seed Diaries by Kimberly Burnham Gardening poetry and Gardening fiction

The Red Sunflower Diaries, Why Everyone Should Garden and Share Seeds by Kimberly Burnham. https://www.amazon.com/Red-Sunflower-Diaries-Everyone-Should-ebook/dp/B09QLKZ3G2 #RedSunflowerDiaries #gardeningtips #fictionwriting #KimberlyBurnham #eyehealth #peas

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Kimberly Burnham

(She/Her) Writer, Poet, currently working on a memoir, Mistaken for a Man, a Story for Anyone Struggling to Feel Comfortable in Their Own Skin, Clothes, & ...