Thursday, March 01, 2012

Peas update March 01

As many of you might recall I planted Super Sugar Snap Peas on January 26. Growing peas  we need to get an extra early start on them because it gets very hot by May here in North Carolina. I'm pretty happy with them thus far, Meg has barely seen them as she has long work days as a teacher.

Here is what one of the rows look like.
You just can not plant peas too thick. We had a few diggers that eat a few sprouts, but mostly we are going to have lots of peas!!
Bloomsdale Longlasting Spinach planted January 24, 2011
Almost ready to eat, we are still picking spinach planted last fall.

Crimson Candles camellia opened yesterday, it's third year here. The leaves have tiny brown spots and the blooms here are less than previous years, hoping fertilizer will help. Any tips appreciated?

Silver Moon hellebore with honey bee visiting before 8AM on March 01.

It was 80 degrees again today, much warmer than usual for this time of year. I also saw my first spring butterfly a Spring Azure.  Baby Eastern Painted Turtles lined the edges of the pond, the adults were out on logs sunning themselves. Tonight our first frog concert as the Spring Peepers are at level 4 on a scale of 10.

10 comments:

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Lots of peas indeed! That's gonna be a bumper crop!

Skeeter said...

I bet your honey bees are happy with this mild winter.

sweetbay said...

Great picture of the bee on the hellebore. I will have to make a note of when to plant snow peas next year. Can you believe this weather we're having? Some butterflies have been out and about here for a couple of weeks.

tina said...

What is your secret with the peas? I planted mine on 9 January and they only just emerged this week? Maybe I am planting them too deep I wonder (about 1"). I just don't get it. It looks like you'll have a lot of peas this year!

Randy Emmitt said...

Tina,

I covered the peas with an 1/2 inch of soil then covered them with straw. I did water them a couple times when it was pretty dry out there.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Charlie was out fishing this afternoon and a turtle surfaced in front of him, watching him for a while....according to the fisherman, it was as big as a dinner plate.
Camellias are not my strong suit so I can't help with the problem.

Angela said...

Great pictures of the hellebore. Thank you for sharing.

Les said...

I've got Crimson Candles and it is quite vigorous and I have never seen spots on it. I did have a couple of other weak camellias which I pruned about a third off and fertilized with Holly Tone. It seemed to help.

Mary Pellerito said...

I love your last photo with the bee. Your flowers are beautiful. We are still brown here in Michigan. Some brave plants are starting to pop through the soil, but that is about it.

Carol said...

Oh, I love the shot with the bee and hellebore! Yummy veggies! Lucky you!!! You must not have any rabbits!!I have never seen a Spring Azure. Gorgeous captures!! What colors!