10 days ago I was wondering if it was too early to plant peas or if maybe the the mild winter would continue. On Tuesday I think I have my answer. I went out on Tuesday morning to do my normal pre-work garden walk through and was pleasantly surprised to find many of the peas I planted starting to emerge. There is nothing better than seeing little green shoots poking out of the soil for the first time.
Peas are an odd cold weather crop they grow best when the weather is cold but they still need a warm span so they can germinate. Generally if you plant peas to early they can take up to a month to germinate and you will end up getting your crop later but if you wait a little longer it takes 10 days to germinate and you have your can be enjoying peas a little earlier in June. So if you are really lucky and you can schedule your pea planting to be done on the first day of a warm week in March.
The types of peas I have planted this year are:
- Amish Snap
- Dwarf Grey Sugar
- Golden Sweet Edible Pods
- Thomas LAxton
- Green Arrow
- Sugar Ann
I ended up planting another round of peas after these came up. I do love spring. Enjoy your planting.