Fresh from the Farm

Pea Planting Time


I've loved these past few sunny, warm days on the Northern California Coast. It motivated me to get out into the garden, clear some tall weeds and rototill. The first thing I'll be sowing are pea seeds. Yup, peas are the first to be planted. I'm planting an early variety that are super sweet and a little cooler temperature. Peas love cool weather.

Peas are one of the easiest vegetables to grow.

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun.
  2. Prepare the soil, add some compost and work it into the ground with a shovel or rototiller.
  3. Mark your rows with a string attached to a marker/stick at each end of the row.
  4. Along the string, plant seed 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart.
  5. Water thoroughly

Seeds should germinate within 10 days, longer if the temperature is below 60 degrees. Water sparsely, but don't let the soil dry out in.