This is our found materials snap pea arbor made of metal fence posts and cattle fence panels. We were a little afraid the bed was too small to grow enough peas. We managed to plant 60 seeds.
If only 40 of the seeds germinate and each of those 40 plants makes only 2 pea pods per week we will each be eating 40 peas a week. The seed packet says they’ll produce for 6 weeks.
In reality, it’s much more likely that 54 of the seeds will germinate and each plant will make 10-20 pods a week. A and I can then eat 270-540 pea pods per week. Each.
That would be some 38-77 pods per day. And it’s not like this is the only vegetable we planted.
Granted, if you’re really going to cut your grocery bill by having a garden then you are not adding a handful of pea pods to your store bought rice, oil, and soy sauce to make stirfry. You are making meals out of peas. Lots and lots of peas.