Foggy lens in the hot greenhouse: baby pea shoot from a 3/5 sowing
Sylvie inquired if a photo I had posed recently was of peas growing in the greenhouse. It wasn’t but *smacks forehead* what a stellar idea! The greenhouses are easily a month or two ahead of the outdoor world, so I planted a row of peas along the back wall of the old greenhouse. I also interplanted some lettuces with fava beans.
St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional one for Zone 6-7 folks to sow their first peas, fava beans, and potatoes. The weather has been fairly spotty on this date for this particular Zone 6 homestead, but yesterday was warm, verging on hot, so out came the peas and pea innoculant. In years past, the voles have done in all my baby peas, the little creeps; this may yet be the case this year. Favas tend to come up later and miss the vole surge. So I hedged my bets by also planting a bed of peas in the new greenhouse too. The favas all went outdoors, but I make many sowings of these things: maybe 4 different sets, spacing 2-3 weeks apart because this is the only crop that gets infested with aphids. But potatoes? That planting date is months away.