We're Planting in a Few Days!
We're choosing peas because they thrive in cooler climates (like our winter houses), crawl up windowsills, bloom pretty white flowers, and taste amazing. Unlike other peas - snap peas are delicious eaten whole, pod and all. Now, regardless of all the people out there who will poo poo our early planting - we're going to do it anyway. What's the worse that can happen? Some of ours won't grow and then the rest of us will learn why. But some of us may get to eat something from our own hands for the first time, and share it here. And I think that will be pretty cool. Maybe even inspire them to do it again in May with tomatoes or onions? Success breeds success, right?
We're going to stick all of our seeds into our pots on the same day, March 11th. That gives you 2 weeks to buy, order, or find the few items you need to participate. Really you just need seeds, dirt, a pot and a bulb. I plan on switching out the bulb in my desk lamp with a grow bulb and that's as technical as I'm going to get. A trip to the hardware store and a few dollars should cover this for you.
So that's the plan. Together we'll watch delicious food grow right in our own apartments and kitchen windows. Come March/April we'll swap stir fry and soup recipes, snap photos of our dishes and plants, and have a big time. So what do you say future pea farmers? Eh?
So here's how you sign up:
Post a comment saying you'll do it
Buy some organic sugar snap pea seeds
Buy, borrow, or find some container garden potting soil
Get a grow-bulb if you don't have great indoor light
We'll be soaking our seeds the night before we plant them, and like I said, they'll go under our grow lights/ windows on the 11th. The "challenge" of all this is simple. It is just to take some green action in your life. To take the first steps to a little more self-reliance. If you're already a homesteader or pro gardener, stick around and do it anyway. Teach us new kids how to do it up proper. Show us where to buy seeds, how deep to plant them, all that. I plan on posting updates to the challenge and giving a "snap pea primer" the weekend of the 11th so we're all on the same page.
I don't care where you live, or where you keep your peas, just plant them. Let them rise up cubicles and catering businesses alike. But together we'll figure out peas, and have one garden vegetable under our belts by the time the ground outside is thawed enough to plant more.
So what's the verdict guys? Y'all want to plant something?