St. Patty’s Day Peas and Potatoes

They say that Peas and Potatoes should be planted by St. Patty’s Day, which is today!  If you haven’t planted them already- go for it!  (Especially cause March is the new May around these parts!…you could have been planting peas since Valentine’s day really!)  If you have never planted either, there are a few tricks.

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Last years Pea crop planted on Valentines Day

 

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Some people pre-sprout and then transplant peas… I grow pea shoots and then mow them down and eat them as tender young things! Try them in your window sill, they are fast and delicious!

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Chittting potatoes is basically cutting seed potatoes into pieces with a few eyes each… making your potato seed go further

 

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Peas soaked in water overnight before you plant them swell them and give them a head start on sprouting in the ground.

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This weekend would also be great from planting cool season greens outside directly in the garden like Spinach, Lettuce, Mache, Cilantro, Kale, Chard, Arugula.  If you lay row cover it will keep moisture in and birds out so I highly recommend it!

2 thoughts on “St. Patty’s Day Peas and Potatoes

  1. Hey there, beautiful earth mama. How are y’all? I’m wishing for a big garden, so I’m living vicariously through you 🙂 things are good here. Just the three of us, hoping for a fourth, but it may not be in the cards for us. It’s in Her hands, and I’m always learning to surrender to the flow.

    I’m hoping a smooth sweet simple rhythm has come into your day to day with your tribe of beauties. We’re planning our first family camping trip, and are pretty excited about it 🙂 anyway, I’m happy for a little update when you have time… Even if that’s in six months 🙂 Love Olynda

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