Every year I fail to grow a decent pea crop.
Every year I plant them too late.
Thomas Jefferson used to have a competition with his neighbors to see who could produce the first crop of peas. The winner (he always won) had a dinner party featuring said pea crop. I think that concept is grand.
Maybe next year I will have a pea challenge. This year I am just hoping to harvest more than 2 pea pods (like last year...)
I am am starting my pea seeds in multiple spots. Ideally, pea seeds would be started in the ground where the plant will be grown. However, I primarily container garden. I'm hoping to transplant the future pea seedlings into an Earthbox. Since I am very new to gardening in this house, I'm trying to come up with the best system.
I am trying to start seeds in the following ways:
- In an outside bed (to be transplanted into containers later)
- Pots inside our sunroom
- Pots on our patio, inside a recycled "greenhouse"
- Cold sown in milk jugs (More on that tactic later)
I have two types of heirloom seeds and am very excited!