April 26, 2017

Soaking and Planting the Peas

Everybody is thinking about the gardens. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we have been very productive - we potted-up hundreds of new bare root tree cuttings, prepped and planted the flower garden, and sowed one of our first crops in the vegetable garden - peas!

Peas thrive in cool weather, and young plants can even tolerate light frosts. It’s important to plant peas as soon as possible in spring in order to get a full harvest before hot summer temperatures arrive. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, planted several varieties of shelling peas and edible pods along our pea trellis in the vegetable garden - but first, he soaked them in water to expedite the germination process.

Here are some photos - enjoy.