Thursday, November 15, 2012
Garden Fair : Cowpeas
My favorite bean to eat as a child was crowder peas. They still are. I like them slow cooked with fresh green beans, garlic and okra. This year I started growing other types of cowpeas. I have come to the conclusion that every variety is uniquely delicous and melts in your mouth. I vote that they be the official bean of the South. Cowpeas are one of the oldest beans on record and come in a multitude of choices. They are easy to grow here in the south with little work. They grow wonderfully on tripods or trellises. My favorite source for seeds are Baker Creek Heirloom Co.