April 30, 2018

Planting the Season's Sweet Peas

The weather is finally starting to warm up here in the Northeast and all of us at my farm are looking forward to gardening season.

My outdoor grounds crew has been very productive - dethatching the lawns, mulching the garden beds, and now planting our first flower seeds in the garden - sweet peas. The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a garden classic - producing beautiful blooms with the most amazing scent. Sweet pea seeds can be sown into small pots of compost in autumn and overwintered indoors, or planted directly into the ground come spring. Last week, Ryan planted several sweet pea varieties from Johnny's Selected Seeds along a trellis in the vegetable garden - this will give us lots of fragrant color this summer. I am so excited to see how they grow.

Here are some photos - enjoy.