As many of you learned the easy way, a Taylor Pea Sheller is the way to go for simple shelling of peas and beans. But we have handy accessories that can further enhance this shelling process. One you see them, you’ll insist on adding them to your harvesting tools.
The first is the Trash Ease. This trash-bag holder fits easily on bleachers, picnic tables, kitchen counter-tops, campers and more! Great for the craft room, the kitchen and the backyard! Trash is off the ground and no risk of tipping over a can. Powder-coated to prevent wear and tear– and no scratching surfaces! The Trash Ease is one piece so no worries about keeping up with multiple parts. Installs with zero tools. American made! Now how does this product help with pea shelling? Simply attach to the work surface that you are using to shell peas and watch as the discarded hulls fall easily into the trash bag held securely by the Trash Ease. Such a simple idea yet truly a mess-saver! When we demo the Taylor Pea Sheller, we always use the Trash Ease. Try it and see the difference it makes in pea and bean shelling.
The other must-have product for pea shelling is the Storage Bag Holder by Bagwell. Another simple but handy device. This green, four-prong holder takes gallon bags. Simply fold the storage bag over the arms of the Bagwell and fill the bag with your freshly-shelled peas or beans. It’s like having another set of hands!
The affordable pea sheller with adjustable rollers.
I’ve used the Mr. Pea Sheller (a.k.a. Pea Sheller Jr.), the Electric Mr. Pea Sheller (a.k.a. Pea Sheller Senior), the Taylor Mini Sheller (Model 640), and the the grand daddy of them all, the Taylor Little Sheller (model 675). The PoBoy Pea Sheller by Southern Garden Tools is the perfect pea sheller for residential use.
While growing peas, problems can arise if you are not careful about crop rotation. Although peas are a famously low-maintenance plant, they must be moved to a new garden bed at least every five years. Regular crop rotation will prevent a host of problems including pests, diseases and rot. Rather than worrying about how to fight these problems in your plants, it’s much easier to regularly rotate your crops. To ensure healthy plants and nutrient dense soil, rotate all of the crops in your garden every two years.
Another way to avoid problems with your pea plants is to make sure you time their harvest for a cool season. Peas grow best when they are planted in late winter or late summer. If your peas experience prolonged hot weather they are more susceptible to powdery mildew. This white fungal coating will appear on your pea plants and suck the nutrients out of them. If you notice any powdery mildew developing on your pea plants, cut off the sick vines and dispose of them far away from your garden.
If you have limited garden space or just want to try something new, growing peas upside down can be a fun thing to try in your garden. Upside down container gardens not only enhance the beauty of your home, they serve many practical purposes as well. By letting roots grow in a hanging bucket filled with dirt, your pea plants can remain completely undisturbed by pests and weeds. Many gardeners have found that plants grown upside down actually end up producing more fruit than the same varieties grown on the ground.
Due to the increasing popularity of planting upside down, you can find affordable upside down planters for sale at most major supermarkets. If you’d rather get creative and make your own, they are very easy to construct. Depending on the size you prefer, you can use everything from five-gallon plastic buckets to soda bottles. In this article from the New York Times, you can read more about growing peas upside down as well as the benefits of upside down gardening.
How To Make a Five-Gallon Bucket Pea Planter
1. Cut a small hole in the bottom of the bucket.
2. Place a baby pea plant through the hole and secure it in place with strips of newspaper.
3. Fill the bucket with a healthy soil and compost blend.
4. Tie ropes to the top of your bucket planter and hang it from your porch.
Whether you are responsible for a large garden or a busy restaurant, high-capacity pea shellers are a necessity when dealing with a lot of peas and beans. Save yourself hours of hard labor by purchasing a pea sheller that can handle large quantities of peas quickly and efficiently. The Mini Pea Sheller comes with a 1/10th horsepower motor that can shell even the toughest peas and beans without becoming overwhelmed. At 2/3 the size of standard commercial pea shellers, this pea sheller will save you both money and kitchen space.
The Mini Pea Sheller is constructed of durable rust-proof aluminum, making it excellent for indoor as well as outdoor use. After thorough testing, this pea sheller has been proven to be able to withstand long hours of high volume pea shelling. Even in hot and humid conditions, the internal fan works to continuously cool the engine so it does not become overheated. Very safe to operate, the Mini Pea Sheller includes a third prong on the plug to prevent electrical shock.
If you need a pea sheller that can handle a lot of shelling without crowding your kitchen, the Mini Pea Sheller is an excellent choice. Order your Mini Pea Sheller today and save yourself countless hours of work.
For home gardeners with a large abundance of peas, electric pea shellers can make harvest time a whole lot easier. Capable of shelling large quantities of peas and beans quickly, electric pea shellers are a convenient device for use in restaurants as well as home kitchens. If you are looking for an easy-to-use electric pea sheller that won’t take up too much space in your kitchen, the Electric Mr Pea Sheller is a fantastic option.
With an on/off switch, you can leave your Electric Mr Pea Sheller plugged in and ready to go on your kitchen counter. When you have a fresh harvest, simply pile your freshly picked peas onto the slanted tray and turn the device on. Your peas will then begin sliding down towards the self-adjusting rollers where they will be quickly shelled. The fresh peas and empty shells will be neatly deposited into two separate trays.
When you produce a lot of peas and beans in your garden, electric pea shellers will save you many hours of work. In a busy restaurant, these devices wind up paying for themselves in saved labor costs. The Electric Mr Pea Sheller is a well-designed and safe machine that only requires one person to operate it. With its compact size and ability to shell piles of peas quickly, every kitchen should find room for an Electric Mr Pea Sheller.
If your pea crops are producing a lot this year, you need a commercial pea sheller that can quickly handle all of the extra work. The Taylor Pea Sheller will have no problem keeping up with your plants, helping you to shell three to four bushels every hour. With a 1/3 horsepower Dayton motor, this sturdy piece of machinery is built for high-volume pea shelling.
The Taylor Pea Sheller is capable of handling all types of peas and even some beans. With an adjustable guard, all sizes of peas and beans can pass through the machinery in order to be shelled. Simply push the unshelled peas toward the rollers and they will be pulled through. The pea sheller will open the pods and the freed peas will be collected in a plastic bin. Meanwhile, the empty shells will be neatly stacked in their own large bin.
Because of its capacity for high-volume pea shelling, the Taylor Pea Sheller is an excellent choice for commercial pea crops. With a manual on/off switch, you can leave this commercial pea sheller plugged in and ready to go at all times. When production gets busy, the belt guard will help to prevent clothing from getting snagged. Order your Taylor Pea Sheller today to save yourself hours of labor.
Although peas are an easy crop to grow that rarely disappoints, you can enjoy even better results by growing peas in raised beds. A ‘raised bed’ is prepared by elevating your garden soil to a higher level than the adjacent ground. You can create a raised bed in your garden by simply piling dirt where you want the bed or by fashioning a wooden box bed.
There are many benefits of using raised beds to grow your peas. For starters, the soil in your raised bed will heat up and dry in the sun, allowing for earlier planting. Rainwater will run off into the walkways, preventing your peas from becoming waterlogged. And best of all, your peas will have less competition from weeds and you will have more control over the soil composition.
Because there are so many advantages to using raised beds in your garden, you would be wise to learn the proper technique to create one. The National Gardening Association offers a detailed guide to growing peas in raised beds in this article. Follow the step-by-step instructions and you can look forward to a fantastic yield from your pea crops this year.
Even novice gardeners will find that growing peas at home is incredibly easy and very rewarding. Because peas aren’t too picky about soil conditions and grow extremely fast, they are one of the best crops for beginning gardeners to grow at home. If you have children, helping them to grow their own peas can be a fun experience that is sure to not leave them disappointed.
Although pea seeds can be planted directly into your garden, you can help to speed up the germination process by soaking them first. Let your pea seeds soak in a pot full of water for a few hours before you plant them. Plant your pea seeds into a garden bed or a space-saving planter pot. As peas are a climbing plant, you should always supply a support structure for them to grow up.
You can prevent birds from snacking on your newly planted pea seeds by covering them with a mesh netting. If you are growing peas in the hot summer months, use a shade covering during peak heat. Learn more about how to grow your own peas at home in this article from Babble.com.
Growing peas in pots is a fantastic option for gardeners with limited space. Even if you live in a small apartment, space-saving container gardens can produce enough peas to feed your whole family. In this short Youtube video, you will learn how to make your own tiny pea crop using a few simple materials. Follow these simple steps and you can be enjoying fresh peas in only 58 days.
1.Fill a large plastic planting pot with a nice seed starter soil from your local garden supply store.
2.Place a bamboo teepee trellis in the pot so that the peas will have something to grow up.
3.Using your index finger, push holes in the dirt all around the outside of the teepee trellis.
4.Directly plant your pea seeds in the holes and cover them with dirt.
5.Water your pea pot so that the soil remains moist at all times. Take care not to over-water them.
Because peas are a cool season crop, it’s best to start your pea pot in late winter for a spring harvest or later summer for a fall harvest. As your peas begin to sprout, train them to grow up the teepee trellis by moving their tendrils in the right direction. Eat your peas as soon as you pick them for the most delicious taste.