In one month...

In one month, give or take a day or two, I'll be out in the garden planting peas.

I know it doesn't seem possible that it will be warm enough to sow peas in a month, given today's high temp of around 7F and the snow that blankets the ground right now.

But it is always this way.

No one will believe me when I tell them in mid February I'll be out planting pea seeds in a month, right on St. Patrick's Day.

I believe me, of course, because I grew up with a father who gardened, who knew when to sow peas.

And so I know when to sow peas.

The secret is that the air temperature doesn't have to be all that warm.  It's all about the soil.

We just need the soil temperature to be above 40F.  And trust me, it will be above 40F in a month.

Another garden season is just over the horizon, just beyond this next cold front or maybe a couple more cold fronts. It's coming. I can feel it in my gardening soul.

In one month...


  1. It is difficult to believe your first statement but being a gardener I have great hopes that this is true. What a beautiful photo of peas. A bowl of hope.

  2. I can't wait to grow early spring veggies!

  3. Do you do anything to warm the soil?

  4. It's just a whisper away now ... we have had some real Spring like days this week here in the uk, and it is easy to forget that we can still have snowy weather. I have started sowing early seeds indoors and it is so cathartic to begin growing again.

  5. I believe you! Groetjes, Hetty

  6. Hi Carol, I do believe you....even though it seems like Winter has muscled in on the other 3 seasons! Pea plants are so pretty in, please! Happy Gardening!

  7. Delicious! I can't wait for the growing season, Spring is in the air, we just need to get to March and crack on! :) Katie x


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