Monday, February 9, 2009

"February is for planting peas."

I was going to wait until the end of the month or possibly the first of March to plant the English Peas, but Mother Nature delivered a beautiful weekend of near 70 degree temps and my strong desire to play in the dirt got the better of me. Besides, Grandmaw always said, "February is for planting peas."

My little helper made the row markers.... "Peas, 1 Week".... he's a very optimistic little fellow :-)


Well, here's the spot, better get started.

First I need to cultivate the area. I have a very nice tiller that was my Grandfather's, but it is a large beast and when I use it I really take a beating. So, for this job, I will use this handy little gadget and my shoulders and back will thank me in the morning.

Now I need to get the weeds out. The little wild Spring onions are already popping up everywhere.


Miss Honey takes Grub patrol. Actually, she gobbles up grub worms, earth worms, beetles, bugs, spiders and any thing else that dares to move.


Watch out little earth worm, or you will be the next snack! I'll just cover him up right quick, I really prefer to keep these around.

Now that the tilling and weeding is all done, it's time to add the gold. Compost, made right here on my little farmette.
Well, the seeds have been gently enveloped in the warming earth, given a good drink and now I'll wait in anticipation for the first little green shoots to pop their heads out of the ground and say, "Hello!"


In the words of my Little Blonde Headed Helper, "It is a good day to be a Farmer." Lord, I love that child.
I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your weekend as we did.~ Rhonda

12 comments:

Brenda said...

We have never planted English peas. We always wait and plant Purple hull. I love them canned what kind do you plant?

ChristyACB said...

I'm just one state North, Virginia, and I'm also itching to start my peas. Alas, not for another few weeks.

Jody Blue said...

There is still a foot of snow on my garden! Looks like you had fun!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Makes me want a farmette! We have almost no land and I've got a black thumb. I guess God knew this was the perfect place for me -lol! Blessings... Polly

Counting Your Blessings said...

Makes me want a farmette! We have almost no land and I've got a black thumb. I guess God knew this was the perfect place for me -lol! Blessings... Polly

BellaColle' said...

Girl! I can't hardly see the ground here..no fair!!lol.. looks like you guys had a marvelous weekend..my kinda weekend..playing in the dirt!
XO
~Christine

Lynda said...

What a lovely post, thanks for sharing it and the photo's with us - I love the markers your little helper made for the peas, too :)
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

bj said...

Great great post and I love the photos. Your boy is getting so big..and cuter by the minute..
xo bj

Christy said...

Won't it get cold again? Maybe I'll start some peas next weekend. I'm still thinking we're going to have more cold but maybe I'm wrong.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Rhonda...I am going to start container gardens soon...I missed out last year so I better start thinking about it now!

Hugs,
Robin

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love this post! I need to get out and plant my peas too...I will this week, since it is suppose to be nice for the next few days. I love that last picture!
Hugs,
Penny

Diane said...

Oh my what a fun weekend! My favorite thing to do....playing in the dirt with a little guy!
xoxo
Diane