This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

pea blossoms

pea blossoms

Just starting to bloom. I have very few large pea plants though since the squirrels ate so many seeds early in the season. I have kept planting though and just this week I finally have lots of tiny sprouts. I wonder if these will produce peas before the summer heat kills the vines?

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Anonymous Daphne said...

The squirrels got some of my sunflowers this year. I have one big one left. I hope it makes it. Luckily they left my peas alone. Right now it is flowering like your beautiful blossom.

June 07, 2009 2:47 PM

 
Anonymous Jain said...

Beautiful! I'm trying peas for the first time this year and waiting for the flowers.

June 07, 2009 2:57 PM

 
Blogger Cynthia said...

So pretty! Mine just flowered too! :D

June 07, 2009 4:12 PM

 
Anonymous Malinda said...

We are just south of you still in the same zone (Providence). Our Blue and Yellow peas are doing quite well have small pods already. However the broccoli, brussel sprouts not doing well. I think its all the rain and no sun!!

June 07, 2009 6:55 PM

 
Anonymous Aaron said...

Thanks for the plant status updates. I am a bit west, Worcester County, and reading your blog is both great inspiration and a good guide for how things are growing given weather this spring. After reading this I went out and can see the first buds on my pea plants. Very exciting!

June 07, 2009 7:05 PM

 
Blogger Dan said...

My peas have just started to take off and bloom this past week. I started mine in peat pots, it fixed my squirrel problem but it really didn't get them growing any faster.

June 07, 2009 9:54 PM

 
Blogger AnnF said...

This has been an odd spring. I think most gardens are a bit slower. I know they definitely are here in the Midwest.

How about adding row cover for your squash? I'm using it because I had SVB issues last year, and my plants seem fine - though not as big as I would have hoped for by now.

This year the tomatoes that I kept the wall of water on longer are noticeably bigger than those that I removed them from once we had a couple of 80s days.

June 08, 2009 1:21 AM

 
Blogger Sean said...

I lost all my peas to a rabbit this year. My plants haven't started to bloom yet so I'm still not sure I will get any peas.

June 08, 2009 12:30 PM

 
Blogger Matron said...

Pea blossoms are so delicate and beautiful, aren't they?

June 09, 2009 4:09 AM

 
Blogger Pam said...

I think it was slugs that got my first batch of peas... but the eggshells seem to have protected the second batch! Hope you get some!

June 09, 2009 11:38 AM

 
Blogger Kelly said...

All of my early sown peas were left alone but the more recent pea and bean plantings are being eaten by various critters.

June 09, 2009 1:36 PM

 
Blogger buckeye207 said...

I'm in Columbus, OH and my peas just flowered yesterday! This is my first garden (with tomatoes, peas and some squash), and it looks like peas will be the very first thing I get to harvest. Yeah! :0) I hope you get a good crop in before the heat arrives in full force!

June 09, 2009 6:28 PM

 

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