How Does Your Garden Grow? April: Sowing Green Peas

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.

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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.


Author: Cynthia Brandel

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