Thursday, August 28, 2008

Garden peas

It's fun to try new things. All it takes is some seeds and prepared soil. I've had a number of spots ready, and now, after 4 days of rain (thankfully due to Tropical Storm Fay), the soil is well-hydrated for now, at least.

I thought I'd try shelling peas this fall -- 'Maestro' and 'Wando' look like good varieties to try for our climate. So I pre-germinated this first batch, and have just finished tucking them into the soil.

I think that I'll try succession plantings over the next month, just to see what timing might be best. It's supposed to be back up to 90°F on Friday; young peas won't like that heat, but hopefully it will cool down before the seedlings emerge above ground!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa
    I've just taken the marrowfat pea crop. Dried and wizzened pods - but lots of dried peas inside.
    I'm now tucking up the legume bed and planting a green manure of mustard in readiness for next year when the bed will grow brassicas.
    Your blog is a great read and inspiration.
    Keep on keepin' on!
    Rob

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  2. Hi, Rob-
    I just had fun finding out about marrowfat peas -- what they were and how they were eaten. They sound like a delicious pea!

    Now that we've had a good bit of rain, I'm sowing more fall things now. Thanks so much for the nice comment!
    I enjoy reading your blog, too, and love the sense of sharing a sustainable gardening view with people gardening in very different places.
    Lisa

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