March 29, 2021

Preparing and Planting the Season's First Peas

Everybody is thinking about the spring gardens, including all of us here at my Bedford, New York farm. The season’s first peas are already in the ground.

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 four varieties of peas in the vegetable garden. He will continue to plant other varieties as the weeks progress. I am a big fan of succession planting so this planting will be followed by another in a couple of weeks in order to maximize the garden's yield.

Here are some photos - enjoy.