I checked on my peas that I planted outside two weeks ago (March 18). They have been growing – little roots have started! We have warm wet weather coming up, so I’ll watch for sprouts.
It looks like the seed was dropped on top of the soil (not buried at all). Is that how we’re supposed to do it?
No, peas need to be planted a couple inches deep.
I seeded them all 1-2 inches deep, but sometimes the seeds will work their way to the surface as they sprout. I found two on the surface this morning and, after photographing them, buried them again.
If none had surfaced, I would have dug one up just to check the progress. I get very curious about what’s going on under the soil. I dug up one of my fava bean seeds. They were planted 2 to 4 inches deep and none had surfaced. No sprouting on these seeds – but it was swelling and getting ready to sprout.
I’m glad to see your peas have sprouted. I live in Brighton, MA and planted peas around the same time, and haven’t seen anything yet, so I was scared it was too cold for them. Now, I’m going to dig one up to check on its growth!
Thanks for the update!!! This is my first year planting a spring crop, so I have been looking forward to learning the status of your peas. I planted mine 1 week ago.
First thing after work… I’m going to my local Cambridge Community Garden (Squirrel Brand – Boardman & Broadway) to check on my peas, beets, radishes, and kohlrabi.
Good luck! If you have time, leave a comment and let me know how your seeds are doing.
I cannot wait to start my vegetable garden. I’m in the planning stages and I have no idea what I’m doing!
Looking forward to following along!
What fun! Good luck.
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