Spring Time!!!! Usually in the southeast, we wait until April 15th before we sow plants outside. I am not sure why April 15th is the magical date but–who cares! I get to play in the dirt and make a memory with my kids!!!!! Oh—wonderful memories!!!
Temperatures in South Carolina have been colder than normal so I am going to start most of my seeds next month.
For April, though, I have decided to go ahead and plant Green Peas. Peas are easy to grow! They grow well in the ground or in a pot. Peas do not like hot weather so early spring and late fall are the best times to plant.
You don’t need a lot to be able to grow peas. Peas like fences. Last year I grew 50 plants along my fence and it was beautiful! The white flowers called in the bees and we had a large enough harvest for several meals (plus some more in the freezer). This year, we are starting out with about ten plants on a string runner.
Bradley, my youngest, prepared the box by pulling weeds and using the three-prong trowel to create a row. The runner is twine from Dollar Tree and the poles are bamboo stakes from Walmart. All together this cost less than $5.00 to make.
In late May & early June, we should start to see the fruits of our labor.