Planted peas yesterday

luckybottomMarch 30, 2013

The soil was perfect, and had soaked the peas overnight so they were ready. That is only 12 days later than last year and on par for most years.

Tons of stuff waking up: rhubarb has nodes just showing, lovage is showing green, garlic just starting to pop up, chives over 4" tall and both the rose bush and lilac are showing leaves. Amazing considering Sunday night we were 5 degrees!

Like Steve, i got the bedding plants out of the house. Some of them even spent mid-day outside. Heck, it was so warm, i even gave a horse a much needed bath!

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Gave a horse a bath, Bonnie?! It must have been a nice sunny day!

It sounds like things in your neighborhood are just about like here: rhubarb is just showing above the soil, chives are still a week or 2 away from going into a pan full of scrambled eggs . . . I saw my first forsythia bloom yesterday! It must be the only bush with a bloom in 50 miles, tho'.

Five degrees Sunday night!!? Good Heavens that's a turnaround! That was about our "winter low." Another above-zero winter - just amazing to me. Still, those warm winters have not translated into warm springs, so far. We will see what 2013 brings. It is warmer than usual right now.

I started getting a bed ready in the little veggie garden yesterday. Will plant some onion sets, shallots and spinach seed today! (. . . first things in my garden. :o)


    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:21AM
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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

I could plant peas here this week.
Not quite spring,but close!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 8:56AM
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gjcore(zone 5 Aurora Co)

I have some peas up and growing maybe an inch tall and another small area that hasn't poked through the surface yet.

Sort of a struggle for me to find good areas to plant peas as they are best planted in a long double row and I don't have any long beds. That said I'm scouting around today to figure another place to get some seed in the ground.

Pretty much all the perennials are showing some green here, good to see.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 6:13PM
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gjcore(zone 5 Aurora Co)

Some of my peas did not like that cold Tuesday night. I thought I had them fairly well protected. Maybe they'll survive yet. Sure looks like they froze hard. I guess that can happen with 5 degree temps in April. The other patch that was covered in snow looks just fine. Even somethings like clover and mint in the ground don't look good.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:42PM
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My peas haven't popped yet, but the garlic and walking onions and rhubarb look unhappy and some leaves have cold damage. Some daffies returning. Some garlic will be affected for sure. Carrots haven't germinated yet so can't tell...

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 7:34PM
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I got my snap peas in yesterday! 2 rows. I will plant another row in a week or two. I drug all my outside pots into the basement for the coldest parts of the last couple days, taking them outside for some sun during the middle of yesterday. Back out they go today!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 10:11AM
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david52 Zone 6

I got my peas and favas in monday, in time for the rain/snow on tues - thus. My onions and leeks and a bazillion garlic chives are ready to plant, but its windy and cold for the next few days.

Irrigation company sez they will turn the water in the ditches next week - with only 75% allocation for the year. Which means they'll shut it off in august....

The greenhouse is filling up with peppers, tomatoes, clematis, basil, geraniums, petunias and its getting hard to walk in there. I need to move out all the containers that can take a frost. Which is a guaranteed way for the weather to drop down in the teens......

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 11:28AM
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gjcore(zone 5 Aurora Co)

Aint that the truth David " Which is a guaranteed way for the weather to drop down in the teens......"

A bazillion sounds like lots of garlic chives.

My onions are ready to go also. Probably try to get them in this weekend after checking the 5 day forecast.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 7:29PM
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david52 Zone 6

I planted all the 'Candy' onion and "King Richard" leeks today, used a 100 ft hose and tap water to get them soaked in, and agreed (I think) with that 'wild and whacky' group of neighbors that share an irrigation ditch head gate and division box that we lock it down at 80% - which, theoretically, should mean that we have water throughout the summer, into the fall. We should get water next week. Forever optimistic - we are the last head gate on a 15-something mile ditch, and what ever can go wrong, will.

My bazillion garlic chives an' me are having a staring contest.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 9:09PM
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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

LOL! I hope all but ONE of your Bazillion are going on The Outskirts or methinks you're gonna wind up in a permanent Staring Contest in your NIGHTMARES!

Happy Dreams,

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 1:45AM
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Peas are UP! Can not believe they were not frozen when it hit 7ú early this past week.

Got the beet tapes in the ground yesterday and am prepping a new area for the determinate tomatoes today. Got a new concept for staking. 7' of cow panel, folded in half then staked. Am thinking I can plant two toms per side and maybe even wrap with heavy plastic early in the season for heat savings. Will try to post pic once they are installed.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 12:56PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

So the weather was overcast but calm when I got up this morning, so I put some peas in water to soak. Usually they are planted in mid-March, but I thought I'd give them a go anyway. Well, this afternoon , the winds are back up in the 30 - 40 mph range, and I didn't want to waste all those pea seeds, so I got out there to plant them. Dirt was blowing everywhere, moving the seeds around while I was trying to carefully space them out, and covering them up, so that I couldn't tell where I had put them. Planting depth?!? Plant spacing?!? Who knows! I threw some water on them and ran back inside. Chances are, if any of them sprout, they'll be in one big giant cluster.

In other news, the bindweed is already up in the veggie bed, and there's a chance of snow in the forecast for the next 4 days ...

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 9:04PM
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I put in peas, beets, carrots, parsnips when we had some really nice weather serveral days ago. Started snowing last night but not sticking. They are not up yet and hope they wait for at least 5 days because they are forecasting colder weather!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 12:05AM
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