Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lettuce Have Peas!

I woke up this morning to see that the ground was YET AGAIN covered with a layer of snow. I know that readers on the East Coast think I'm being ridiculous when I complain about the snow, but we live in SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA! In little over 3 months from now, the temperatures will be climbing close to 100 degrees. That means that we gardeners have precious few weeks--days!--in which to grow cold weather crops in the spring. With all the precipitation we've received, things just aren't looking good for sowing.


However, by 11am, most of the snow had melted because the sun finally decided to make an appearance (nice of you to join us, mister!) and my grumpy mood had improved. I decided to take a few minutes to lay down some fresh compost in areas where the winds and rain (and dogs) had uncovered pea seeds. I was rewarded with a few of these little guys:


Peas! There are just a handful of these poking up, and only on the one row that we were able to keep covered with plastic during the ice storm last month. But my spirit is renewed, I will not give up. Come ON spring! 

P.S. I'm working on the post about Nonnie's spaghetti sauce with meatballs for tomorrow. Get excited, this may be the best recipe I post all year. ;) 

1 comment:

  1. I sure wish I had peas popping up in my garden, but we are still under about a foot of snow. I won't even be planting mine for another couple months