Saturday was cloudy and cool so my wonderful husband and I decided to do our garden work on Sunday. Sunday got very warm. We hit 80 degrees. That doesn't mean winter is gone as I saw 30 degrees in next week's forecast. Anyway, while my WH worked on more pieces of cement for our new garden bed, I proceeded to plant peas. This year, the peas are going to be on the berm with the strawberries.
I cleared off the tree limbs and straw before putting in little wire fences and some wood stakes for supports. I planted Little Marvel (shelling), Sugar Bon (edible-podded snap pea) and Melting Sugar (snow pea). I've only planted the Little Marvel before. We're trying some new varieties.
I put two of the old hanging baskets in the center of the pea patch because I need to hold space to plant watermelon and cantaloupe seeds later. By the time they vine, the peas will be done and can give up the space.
You can't tell much difference, but here are the peas planted with a little straw scattered on top and watered well.
On my list of things to do this season, I had decided to round up the hardy geraniums and plant them all together. Their delicate flowers just don't get the attention they deserve when tucked in by other larger plants. I moved one last fall to the end of this bed and added the two other geraniums Sunday. I had to move a chrysanthemum plant out first. It was just hanging out there over the winter until I decided where it should go. I watered in the geraniums and gave them a decorative backdrop.
I also planted onion seeds, watered the sprouts in my winter sow containers and my cold frames, relocated a couple of Siberian Squill which I had missed in the front garden last fall to a space by the locust tree and planted a lot of allium seed I saved from last year in the side garden. I don't know what kind of luck I'll have with the allium seed but I figured it couldn't hurt to try.
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