Friday, April 24, 2009

Early Season Peas

Planting peas for an early crop

Till a 10x10ft square area and then scatter plant the peas by taking a pound of bush peas (I like "Little Marvels") and spread them evenly over the area. You can do this by simply throwing them out, tilling or raking them in. I usually toss them evenly over the area and then have the kids push them down to the first knuckle on their finger. Then just push some dirt over and pat them down or some people just walk over the area, that's it, you're done.

The peas will support each other and you should get about 50 pounds of pods.




You can put these in as soon as you can get to dirt. I've put them in as early as February. It doesn't matter if it snows they will just lay dormant until it's time to go. This way you can get an early crop and if you do this in early spring you don't have to worry about watering or weeding. They pretty much choke out the weeds and because it's spring there's plenty of rain.


Happy gardening,

--Greg

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