18 April 2009

It's Not Pretty, But It's Functional

A new pea trellis. Total cost =$5.99 for the netting. Everything else was already laying around the house. I'm trying to get Wifey to ignore that it's a bit of an eyesore for now, but I suppose that's the hazard of having your veggie garden right outside your side door.

Snow peas, sugar snap peas and mammoth melting sugar peas have been planted, along with two rows of spinach and shallots, and one row of bunching onions.

Last year was my first time growing peas. I thought the package was stupid for telling me to plant in April once the ground could be worked. Last year at this time, I couldn't see the ground. All I could see was snow. This year, the package isn't so stupid.


Amy said...

Oh how I wish we lived near you. Perhaps then you could teach us the trick to keeping plants alive. We want to grow our own vegetables very badly and finally have our own yard to do it outside of movable pots. I hate just sending seeds to their death.

hw said...

It's somewhat luck and somewhat trial and error. Just give 'em lots of water.