Seed Starting 101: Planting Peas

Spring Gardening Begins with Peas (Updated February 2020) Soon it will be the first day of spring…..have you got your peas planted yet? Planting peas is usually my first act of getting the garden going for the year. It is the first thing that gets planted outside in the garden in the new year, along with fava beans. Also known as broad beans. Fava beans are simple, just stick them in the ground, down about an 1″ or 2″, and you are good to go. Peas are a little more tricky, so in this article I will share my tips for planting peas successfully. Other Gardening Tips you may be interested in: The Secret to Easy Gardening, No Weeding with Mulch! Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment How to Freeze Your Green Bean Harvest Our favorite homesteading and gardening tools in our Amazon Store! Fresh Peas From the Garden Taste the Best! If you or your family are not a fan of peas, have you ever tried them fresh from the garden? Eating raw peas fresh from the garden is like eating candy. They are so sweet and crisp and yummy! Nothing like store bought canned peas which in my opinion are just gross. Freezing peas from the garden are almost as good as fresh. See my article on freezing beans, I use the exact same method for freezing peas. After shelling them of course! Than blanch and follow the same exact procedure. Although you can preserve peas by canning them, I find them unappealing preserved that way. So give them another try and grow them yourself and you will see. Types of Peas There are three different types of peas: shelling peas, snap peas and snow peas. Shelling Peas: shelling peas are the ones…