The peas we planted four weeks ago (on St. Patrick’s Day) have finally popped themselves out of the ground. Now the race is on as they shoot toward the trellis above. By June, we should be eating them off the vine. And before that, if the crop looks strong, we’ll pick off some of the tender shoots and add them to salads.
It seemed like a long time before the first one poked through but the conditions were less than ideal – hot and dry for a number of days. I watered in the early mornings and tried to be patient. Now that the peas are on the move, maybe they’ll distract me from watching the next set of seeds: We have beets, collard greens and Swiss chard in rows in front of the peas. No sign of them yet.