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Planting for a 4-Season Harvest, Part 3

Peas First Row Crop

June garden

Long before tomato seedlings get into the garden, I sow my first row crop --- peas.  If ground has thawed by mid-March, peas go in.  A few days before, winter mulch is raked aside temporarily to let soil warm up.  From then on, I make sowings of peas every week until May first.  The aim is: peas every day during June and the first week or so of July.  The early sowings --- but not the earliest, for peas may rot in the cold, wet ground --- make the best crops.  Read more....




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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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