Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Planting Peas on St Patty's Day?

I tried growing peas last year. I had about two pods of incredible little peas. I think they were called petite pea wonders or something. Then it shriveled up and died. I was rather upset.

This year my friend mentioned planting them on St. Patty's Day. So I googled it and found a wide variety of opinions on this. Yeah, I know, surprise surprise.

Then I thought about my mom. She tells me all sorts of crazy Sri Lankan remedies and I always pooh pooh her...and of course, she's always right. So maybe there is something to the old wives tales. Why not try?

I planted them today.

Although, as my mom was the dispenser of all knowledge weird and random, my dad on the other hand is a scientist. Perhaps in honor his profession I should take this on as an experiment and do the wet paper towel sprouting of the seeds and well as a couple started in a egg carton with the other seedlings I intend to plant...ya know, eventually.

I'll keep you posted.

2 comments:

  1. Here's the thing with peas.

    They will not germinate until the weather is warm enough. But, they are susceptible to mold and fungus.

    Plant them early (as early as 3 or 4 weeks before the last frost date), but only do that if you buy treated seeds.

    Make sense?

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  2. All I'm gonna say is this..your Mom grows everything...and well.
    I do not grow everything, and certainly not everything I grow, grows well, but I do grow peas..in NJ, and pretty well.You should listen to us ..at least some of the time. ;-)

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