Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peas are up (and sidewalk getting replaced)

As you can see from the thin green line snaking up along the fence, the snow peas that we planted have sprouted and are doing quite well.  We've got nearly 180 feet of snow peas, ready to climb.  The weather has been damp and warm, which has suited them well so far.  A sunny weekend will help out a lot, too.

The soil is still pretty mounded pretty high, and we'll need to smooth it out before we can plant more seeds, but we'll need to wait another week or so, to make sure that we don't bury the snow pea seedlings. 

It turns out they're replacing the sidewalk at the bottom 20 feet of the garden.  So far, it looks like the workers have done a good job at not trashing this section of the garden, but it's hard to know how careful they can be when they have to pour the new concrete.   It seems likely we'll lose the snow peas in this section, but since they're hitting it early, hopefully we won't have any big disruptions like this for the rest of the season.


  1. I would love to volunteer and I live nearby, I wanted to help out last year and did not get around to doing it! Do let me know the days and time that you all get together to work on the garden.

  2. Thanks for your interest, Sowmya. If you send me your e-mail, to, I can put you on our e-mail list. And I'll post work days on this blog, too. I think our next big planting day will probably be in about two weeks. We'll have a couple planting days in May, followed by regular work days, probably on Tuesday or Thursday nights, in June, July, August. Plus we'll have watering teams.

    Lots to do!