Although it was a wee bit chilly yesterday the skies were clear and the sun was shinning so I decided to plant a raised garden bed full of peas and radish seeds. This year I will be growing 2 varieties of peas and 4 different types of radish. I want to be able to enjoy fresh peas and radishes for as long as possible, so my plan is to plant the peas and radish seeds every 2 weeks over the next 2 months to maximize my harvesting window.
For this round I planted Green Arrow Shelling Peas. Green Arrow peas are the only shelling peas I have ever grown. For some reason, when it comes to seed catalogs, there are not a lot of choices for shelling peas. It’s only a pea right? How much can the flavor vary? If you are lucky there will be 10 different varieties to choose from.
I plant my seeds about 2″ apart, 1″ deep in rows that are about 1′ apart from each other. Technically I think peas are supposed to be planted 2′ apart but my soil is so jacked up with compost I’m not worried about the plants competing for nutrients. Not one bit.
I also planted Plum Purple radish seeds. This is a new variety for me and I’m excited to try them.
I am a BIG FAN of companion planting, after planting the peas I went back and created a few more rows with my hoe. Radish seeds need to be planted about 1/2″ deep and about 2″ apart. Luckily now one else in my house likes radishes. Wahooo. I get to get them all!
Peas. Radish. Peas. See how easy planting peas and radishes are?
Now all I need to do is sit back and wait for Mother Nature to do her thing. Well, that and make sure the chickens don’t come anywhere near the garden boxes.
How about YOU?
Have you planted anything recently?
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