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. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

my peas are up!

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Such brave little sprouts "the sturdy seedling with arched body comes Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs".

I planted my peas on March 17 - St Patrick's Day. Today I looked out the window and thought I saw something in the soil. Sure enough, five rows of pea sprouts. I will plant a couple more rows at Easter for a later crop. Peas (leaves and stems but not the pods) are very hardy to the cold and I am sure they will be fine with whatever weather comes this year. They are in my side yard - I plant here because the chipmunks eat them at the community plot.



Blogger Tomato Thymes said...

Always exciting to see seeds pop up. My peas are up too and doing very well. I am thrilled since this is the first year I have ever tried planting peas!

March 28, 2012 7:29 PM

Blogger Vanessa said...

Very exciting, my peas came up a couple of days ago and I planted them on the same day!

March 28, 2012 9:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not get a chance to sow my peas yet. Will try to do it this week or week end. I love seeing how well yours look and very sad that I am not there yet.
Your soil looks very good in these photos, very rich organic stuff.
Happy gardening :]

March 28, 2012 9:43 PM

Blogger The Ebullient Gardener said...

My peas are up and growing! This is my first year for them as well! I planted Burpee - Burpeeana Peas. Planting these are all new for me and I am hoping for the best! Happy Gardening and best of luck with your peas!

March 28, 2012 10:16 PM

Blogger Christa Aaron said...

That's so exciting! I'm planting my first vegetable garden this year and got so excited when my zucchini seedlings started popping up a few days ago!

March 29, 2012 1:39 PM

Blogger Pam said...

Sugar snaps are up in SE Virginia. Planted on March 5. Growing fast - maybe 4" tall. Will need a stronger trellis.

March 29, 2012 8:30 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Lovely, isn't it exciting.
Marian (LondonUK)

April 03, 2012 4:10 AM

Anonymous Kat said...

Nice to know your garden is doing really good!

April 04, 2012 4:50 AM

Blogger My Journey With Candida said...

I can't wait to get my garden started. It is still getting pretty cold at night in my neck of the woods.

I have a Garden Club blog linky up on my blog if you are interested in linking on it. You can link any post, it doesn't have to be a new one.

April 04, 2012 3:03 PM

Blogger Lissa said...

I'm close to you in Woburn and I also planted peas. What types arfe you growing? I'm growing dwarf grey, I heard they have pretty purple blooms and yummy pods. I also planted sugar ann snap peas.

April 04, 2012 6:16 PM

Anonymous alice rivers said...

I helped my Dad start his garden today. I overturned the soil to find roots and to airate the soil. I had a lot of fun. He planted his seeds. It's fun to see your photos.

April 21, 2012 8:12 PM


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