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Peas in New England

Post  martha on 3/10/2010, 1:38 pm

Okay, so it's March and I am impatient.

Part of me thinks I need to wait another month and plant peas at their traditional time around here - mid-April. But then books, including Mel's, say peas can be planted as soon as the soil is friable. Well, the dirt in SFG boxes is GORGEOUS! Do I wait.....?

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Re: Peas in New England

Post  boffer on 3/10/2010, 1:50 pm

We all have our own gardening habits and preferences. I always plant cool crop seeds early. If they don't grow, I really haven't lost anything.

Planting early crops takes the edge off my spring fever, so I am much more patient waiting for the right time to plant warm crops.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/10/2010, 2:09 pm

"Tradition" (Picture me stomping about the barn)
In Lake Stevens and Oak Harbor, Washington (where my grandmas gardened) said, "Plant peas on Abraham Lincoln's birthday"

Some years I would kick snow off of a row, some years I would wait until Saint Patrick’s Day and plant peas and potatoes at the same time. When I did not I always wished that I had. My neighbors peas would be so far ahead of mine.

Deborah .....if I were a rich man de de de de de de dedel dum....

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Re: Peas in New England

Post  camprn on 3/14/2010, 6:21 pm

Hi Martha, it's pretty mucky out there today, but as you will see, if you click on the link, this lady thinks it is time to plant those peas. http://www.almanac.com/video/video-wit-and-wisdom-easy-pea-sey
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Post  martha on 3/14/2010, 6:30 pm

I love it!

I have planted some peas, by the way, and am now working on planting seeds inside for slow starters like leeks, and thinking I should have started earlier!

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Re: Peas in New England

Post  camprn on 2/20/2012, 3:19 pm

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