Today I planted 80 sprouted snow pea seeds in my fall garden along a short 4X4 wire fence. I’ve never planted peas this time of year before so not sure of the possibility of a good crop. It’s only a few weeks after the “last plant date” according to Clyde’s garden planner for this zone. We can usually count on anywhere from several to lots of weeks after first frost date until the actual real first frost. If you are willing to invest some time and energy into protecting a crop from the first frost, it is often almost balmy (comparatively speaking) for many weeks afterward. And snow peas will take quite a lot of cool, cold and even a freeze or three. How well they produce I don’t know. I bet there are studies available for all kinds of conditions and zones but I do enjoy the spirit of the experiment. So Here we go!
My garden is sinfully pathetic this fall. It wasn’t a garden at all this spring; not enough time or energy to take care of it. I seem to be much more energetic this fall and have high hopes of getting it back into shape and eating a few things later. Last fall’s broccoli was a delight as were the few collards that made it. Not so much luck with the cabbage and cauliflower. It was too late to put all that into the ground.