I’d given up all hope for the peas I sowed on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s been very wet and colder than usual (which is saying something for Chicagoland). I figured they’d rotted in the ground. Two days ago I started soaking peas for a replacement planting. We finally got a long enough break in the weather to dry out the soil a bit. I’m prepping it today, low and behold: The Peas – They Live!
I guess I’ll toss the others about the garden for cover cropping purposes. With luck they might mature before I need to till them in for the warm weather plantings.
I also see some spinach and lettuce sprouting up, three of the asparagus have decided to make their appearance and the rhubarb are springing. No sign of the mache. It may have been dead seed.
Speaking of weather turning, today is the first day we’ve really been able to work the soil. And it is the last day my helpers are here. I threw a shovel at Zech and begged him to get digging before his parents arrive. Funny how these things go. We are creating a new parkway bed in which to transplant the ditch lilies taking over the side of my house.
peas sprouting. Pulling dead weeds and trying to clean up. Really need to get the manure and tiller going.
peas: cascadia Sprouting
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon
peas: tall telephone Sprouting
peas: Mr. Big Sprouting
These are actually Mr. Big peas, need to edit planting.
Peas: Little Marvel Germinating
Spinach: Bordeaux Sprouting
Lettuce: leaf Sprouting
Asparagus: Purple Passion Sprouting
need to retrench beds and add manure
Asparagus: Jersey Knight Giant Sprouting