Monday, February 20, 2012

Finally, pea shoots emerge!

In a flurry of overly-optimistic planting, I planted pre-germinated peas several weeks ago.  They're finally emerging above the soil surface.

Yes, I know that later planted seeds often catch up to their early planted siblings. (Soil temperature and the pace of temperature-dependent respiration --learned back in a college plant biology class-- explains how it works).

But the warm spell, with warmer than normal soil temperatures, couldn't be resisted for experimental purposes.  (See the blog post linked above).
kale and mustards under plastic cover
My spinach seedlings (started about the same time) are doing fine, too, and the mustards and kale under a bit of protective cover are looking great (and a small harvest was included as a soup ingredient in tonight's dinner.  Yum.)

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