Thursday, March 14, 2013
Cool Weather Crops
Yesterday after dinner I planted my first batch of snow peas for the year. (This is about the only advantage to having daylight savings time begin so early.) I plan to put in more tonight, along with spinach, green onions, and hopefully lettuce before the week is over. A week ago we had snow and ice, and now parts of the garden are dry enough to plant! Around here, if we don't put the cool weather crops in the ground as soon as the snow is gone (some even do it before . . .) then it gets too hot for such lovelies as spinach, lettuce and peas to do well. I grew up in a cooler clime, and my grandmother had an awesomely famous pea patch every year.