Growing Peas are fun and easy. They do well when it is cooler, so they are able to be planted a few weeks before your other vegetables that are susceptible to frost. Plus, it gets you excited for your summer garden!
What you will need:
- Container or garden bed
- Trellis - you can use your fence line, a couple of stakes with twine in between (make sure you use a cotton twine - it will compost) or sticks - get creative!
- Pea seeds - There are different varieties, so choose your favorite! I like the Sugar Snap Peas, they are yummy to snack on while you are playing in the dirt.
Step One: Prepping Your Seeds and Soil
Some gardeners soak their seeds for a day before planting - this kick starts the seeds. I plant mine straight from the package, I find it easier. Try it both ways and see which way you like best!
Fill your container with soil or prepare your garden beds. To prepare your beds, just get the weeds out and I always add some manure of some kind (Rabbit Poo - Black Gold! or a bag of manure from the nursery works too.)
Step Two: Planting Your Seeds
Poke a hole in the soil about an inch deep and a couple of inches apart. Cover with soil and water. If you are container gardening - these planters are awesome to plant peas in and you can put them next to your fence to use as a trellis.
Step Three: Keep Watered
Make sure you water your peas if the soil becomes dry. Now we wait!
You should see sprouts peaking out of the soil in one or two weeks!
As my peas grow, I try to help them a little. Sometimes if I don't help their little feelers find the trellis, they start growing all together and get bunched up.
Guess what we have?! Our peas have blooms and yummy pods! It is time to snack while working in the garden!
Until next time, go get in your garden and get some of that home grown dirt therapy!