Puttin' in the peas

On Presidents day it was decided that to commemorate the past great leaders of our nation that peas would be planted. This is the process for spring planting.

Spread compost on the beds.

Then you get the rototiller out and mix it all up. The worms make this out to be a dance of some sort!

Then the beds needed to be hilled up on both sides. This allows a bed that will dry up a bit and warm up for the peas to grow better in.

Then you sow the seeds with a seeder. Ours is made by Earthway. Its all a mystical process and the peas refused to allow their photos to be taken while in the naked state. They assured me that they earnestly want to do their best and spooking them with a camera would not help.
And then you cover the beds with a spun fiber cloth, ours is Agribon, to protect them from the marauding crows and the frosts that hit when you least expect.

And you wait, and wait, and wait. Its been two weeks now and they are not out of the ground yet. I have faith though. It got a bit colder and it rained. They want warm and dry weather to get going. I peeked in on one seed and there is a radical forming. They just need the humans to be patient.

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