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First veg in the field: it’s peas!

First peas appear

Another little new-farm-new-field memorable moment: the first direct seeded crops, Sugar Ann snap (edible pod) peas are poking up. They were seeded just over a week ago, I’ve been watching them germinate, and today I first noticed them actually pushing up greenery. Not that I expected anything other than emergence as usual, still…this is cool! :)



  1. I love seeing the seedlings push up from the soil…. especially when you can catch them unfurling.  Sometimes I’ve caught them when they are pushing up the soil on top, kind of like they are tossing off the covers of a bed, and the top comes right off as a big clump.  Never fails to amaze, seeing them pop out.

  2. Mmmmm!  Those were yummy ones!
    This is a big moment indeed!

  3. CityGarden

    It’s a beautiful moment when you see those tiny green seedlings

  4. So exciting when stuff germinates isn’t it? They just can’t grow fast enough for me. Trying to fend off all the slugs that want to eat them is a task as well!

  5. EtienneG

    Peas are cool.  They’re (almost) instant gratification: you sow them early, and they grow fast.  I planted some last week and some more yesterday.  Really looking forward to the end of June, when they will be ready to pick.

  6. No matter how many times you see it happen…nature is still a wonder! Kim

  7. Charlotte

    great picture!

  8. Laurel

    I keep an eye on your blog because you still get excited over the first peas of spring. I like that. Enjoy your day.

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    […] Snap peas (above) are still the crop to watch for pleasing signs of veggie life in the fields. Mild concern over the chopped sod content continues, so each new bit of healthy growth, while expected, is still a happy event! The soil itself is nice, I’m comfortable with the fair degree of clay content (water-holding is good!), I’m pretty sure we’re developing a good working relationship. And there is a lot of other stuff to see. Three successive seedings of Sugar Ann snap peas are doing well—the first two are below, and in the distance, two seedings of spinach, broccoli and cauliflower under cover, radish, beets,… And there’s lots more. With tiny farming and Mother Nature, trust is good, but seeing is believing! […]

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