April 16, 2012
Temp: 8 Degrees C
Today is a rainy day, but not raining cats and dogs. Just enough to keep melting the snow in my backyard. My front yard is clear of snow, Kieren and I worked so hard to crush the ice, and stomp the last of it.
I decided to plant some peas - the Little Marvel variety from last year. I do something different, I germinate my peas outdoors in cardboard cups, and just bury these cups when the soil can be work. The soil is still frozen here.
Punch holes - easily using a knife.
Buy seeds - like peas. I put like 3 seeds per cup, and let nature take care of it. The rain will scarify the seeds, and hopefully wake it up.
Why i germinate outdoors? I cannot be bothered with hardening - well, eventually I have to with the other seedlings, but the hassle of bringing plant in and out of my house everyday is such a chore.
So, later on, I was thinking of having a hanging planter, which I can grab the peas for my salad. Ain't that cool?
|2012 white hanging planter with beans (repeat for 2013)|
yes, yes, I know the flowers are more beautiful, once the pease starts dying off, a colorful blend of spinach seeds will be planted in the same white hanging pot.
The variety of peas that I have these year are : homesteader, little marvel, and sugar snap peas from Mary Sue H.
UPDATE: today, May 13th ...most of these seeds in a cup are up and ready to be planted. I am excited.