Friday, March 29, 2013

Adding Peas And Carrots

Another nice afternoon greeted me when I arrived home.  I decided to plant a few more vegetables.
Carrots went into this cold frame.
(scarlet nantes and red cored chantenay)

Peas went along these supports.

shelling types: little marvel (dwarf)
snow peas: melting sugar

The zig zag supports are new this year.  The tiny wire 'fences' I had been using for peas just weren't tall enough.  These supports are made like my tomato cages.  They're hinged at each bend and will fold up to store out of season.


  1. John grew purple hull peas one year and we discovered our male cat loves peas!!! When we would shell the peas and one would pop across the room on the floor, the cat would eat it!!!!!

  2. The zig zag supports are really cool.

  3. The zig zag supports are really cool.

  4. Love those pea supports. And carrots-yum. I sowed a row each of radish/spinach/lettuce in the cold frame yesterday--my trip out there was slogging through snow but it was totally worth it to smell that wondrous "earthy" smell when I lifted the lid of the box. Gosh, I so love spring......

  5. Yummy. Do you cut the tomato cages in half vertically?

    1. I bought them made from Burpee.
      The tomato cages are 4 panels all hinged toward each other to make the square.
      The pea fences are 6 panels hinged each way every other connection. A disassembled tomato cage would work too just not be as long I guess.

  6. We have planted carrots and I go and check every day to see if I can see any signs of them. Peas are about six inches high now. I am so looking forward to spending my days outside.
    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

  7. I'm glad you got those planted. I am behind in getting things planted into the vegetable garden. I normally have onions, potatoes and peas in. I did get some lettuce and spinach planted in late winter. Hopefully, it will be up soon. I need to find a way to keep the rabbits out of there. At least one figured out a way to get in through the entry. You know, I wouldn't mind sharing with them, but they don't want to share with me!

    I like that pea fence. I don't know what happened to mine, but I don't think it was as tall as yours.

  8. I'm going to try our carrots in containers this year. .I saw it on pinterest. .I'm trying to do most of the veggies in containers and let the garden and our crop of Johnson grass go this summer!! If I ever get back to my blog. .I'll share all about it!!

  9. It should keep any unwanted visitors out:)


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