Sunday, February 15, 2009

ready. set. plant.

The peas in this photo are from the farmhouse in Idaho. As you can see, I built them a very fancy lattice from dowel rods and chopsticks. As you can see, it worked fine. The snap peas crawled up the window and a few weeks after this snapshot was taken we had pods.

If you click on the photo to look at the larger version, you may notice Mary Todd Lincoln outside on the back deck. A nice chicken cameo from my past. So guys, If I can plant snap peas indoors in an Idaho Panhandle winter - anyonce can pull it off. Okay so, my peas were planted at 7 AM this morning in Sandgate Vermont. If you took part in the challenege, please leave a comment with a timestamp and your location. We'll use it as a record of how many peas were finally planted.

So far, 1!


Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Jenna Woginrich - Sandgate VT
Snap pea 1

February 15, 2009 at 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine are in as of 7:25 AM. I am in the tiny burgh of Lake Alfred, FL where the temp. this AM (as planting occured) was 62 degrees!

February 15, 2009 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Right on Florida.
Snap pea 2

February 15, 2009 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger yarnaholic said...

My pea seeds are still on backorder. I have no idea when I might expect them to arrive, either. I won't be using this seed merchant again.

Unless they arrive today or tomorrow, I think I will now be a spectator!

February 15, 2009 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Peacemom said...

Jenna, I sent you an email before, but the boys were too anxious to do this and they got planted last that's 3!

February 15, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Anne Linder- Alexandria VA
12 snap peas planted

February 15, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

heather you just plant them when they come. you still count. It's not like the CAF snap pea challenege has a board of directors that won't let you join late (actually it does, it's jazz and annie and they say okay)

i am counting you. that puts us at:

Snap Peas: 5

February 15, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger anna j said...

I went out this morning to plant mine outside like I'd planned... and there was an ice crust on the potting soil. D'oh. Not to be deterred, I'll be planting them on the windowsill inside later today. I'm waiting for the soil to warm up a tad in the sun.

February 15, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Planted my peas this morning on the back porch,Florida;)

February 15, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger girlandcat said...

Grrrrrr....the light is in, my recycled soda bottle greenhouse is ready but,my peas are MIA. I have hopes that they will arrive Mon morning, and will be planted that night.

February 15, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

snap peas: 8

February 15, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine are in! I got a later start than most of you. 10:14 am and their first drink has been administered here in Pittsburgh, PA.

February 15, 2009 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lauren - Colorado

Snap peas are go! 5:45 (early work day)

February 15, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 peas planted, none dead yet!
Location: 3rd story windowsill, Salem, MA.

February 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

snap peas: 11

February 15, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7am - AK
just planted my seeds
- Joyce

February 15, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jens- Mike and I are planting ours in a long planter in the window of the furnace room. Toasty all the time! They will be in at noon or so. Also, Mike wan to know what he can win in this "Challenge". I keep telling him it isn't that kind of thing!
- Kate

February 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

he wins snap peas.

totatl snap pea planters: 13

February 15, 2009 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Planted mine at 7am. in Nanaimo BC.

February 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, so I totally jumped the gun and planted mine last Sunday! Ooops! I already have one sprouting! I am growing mine in Akron, Ohio.

Snap pea planter #15!

February 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the pots at 8:27 a.m. Alaska time---Devin

February 15, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peas planted in my Baltimore window at 10am.

February 15, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger kd said...

Hanging out on the kitchen table of a 4th floor walk-up in Park Slope, Brooklyn

February 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sugar Sprints planted at 10:47a in the house...headed out to the greenhouse to plant a few more along with some other cool loving crops...

Clarksville, NY

February 15, 2009 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Darx said...

I just planted on little pea seed, but he's snuggled in there now with his artificial sun on as of 1:08 pm, in Cleveland Heights, OH.

February 15, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

All planted and ready to go as of 1 pm in Frankfort, Indiana.

February 15, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 am on a New York City windowsill. Half to be relocated to New Jersey on Tuesday so my office-mate can join in the fun.

I soaked them all in water overnight and gave half a dose of symbiotic bacteria as a bit of a scientific experiment.

Should we take pictures to mark their beginnings?

February 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I have all the things to start but will have to wait until tomorrow morning to get them in the dirt.
Syracuse, New York

February 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My peas are planted in Albany NY at 1:30 this afternoon in my home office under a grow light. Fingers crossed...

February 15, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger zillalatte said...

Set up my peas this noon, Feb 15th in Americas hometown, Plymouth MA!

February 15, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

3 o'clockish this afternoon near Peterborough, Ontario.

February 15, 2009 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Yart said...

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February 15, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Yart said...

Mine went into the ground about 2:30. SE Michigan

February 15, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snap peas in. Saratoga Springs, NY.

February 15, 2009 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Snap peas went in at noon in Ottawa, Ontario!

February 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

2:15 PM, central time. Four rows planted outside in the garden!

Tara Pommer
Grandview, TX

February 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jenna

My Snap peas planted in a recycled produce box, 9AM...
My niece planted hers at 4PM (she's 10)

Walnutport, Pa

February 15, 2009 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

planting mine in @ 30 min, already helped my two nieces get their own started (they are 6 & 3)!!!

G. Huntington, Wv

February 15, 2009 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plants are in in Foxboro,Ma as of 5:00. Good luck everyone!

February 15, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie Allen - Wellington, KY
Sugar Snap Peas in @ 5:00 p.m.

February 15, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I planted 17 peas at 4:51 pm.

February 15, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Snap peas are planted in South Dakota. I threw a little organic fertilizer and egg shell in the mix. Don't really know what I'm doing, but that's sure to help, right? Can't wait to see the first little peeps of green show through the soil.

February 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Malorie Brooke said...

Hey-o! Snap Peas in Boise, ID. I am ridiculously excited.

February 15, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Snap (12 seeds) and Snow Peas (6 seeds) are soaking in paper towels for germination, will transfer to soil in a day or two. Started hydrating at 7pm - NH

February 15, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger spotted dog farm said...

I just finished planting a whole pack of sugar snap peas on my kitchen table here in the Dirty South, USA. There were about 145 seeds in 72 jiffy peat pots. I put pics on my blog, but they are kind of dark.

February 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

holy crow! my count is 39! 6 to go and I have reached my fancy goal.

congrats guys, take photos if you want but they will just be photos of dirt. I say we should start out with photos of the sprouts and keep note of their progress weekly.

February 15, 2009 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

jere commented when i was, so...

snap peas: 40

February 15, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was surfing the web and found this blog a while back and this looked like fun, so I thought I'd join in! My seeds went in the ground this afternoon.


February 15, 2009 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger spinyurchin said...

My little green friends are in!
North Vancouver, British Columbia

February 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 15, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got mine planted around 8:00 pm... Just one pot, but feels good just the same.
Annie (Cleveland, OH)

February 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Just planted mine here in Sandpoint, Idaho. 7 pm.

Nicole :)

February 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger joan said...

10:30 PM EST, and my peas are in the soil. My daughter's, too.
Still haven't figured out how to keep them out of reach of the cats, but we'll think of something.

February 15, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger joan said...

BTW, Worthington, Ohio.

February 15, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, at least I'm not the only one up. 10:49pm in the Philly burbs planting a pot of peas after a very long day.

February 15, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I got mine in just under the wire. They were supposed to be an afternoon project with my son, but throw a missed nap and a last-minute drive into Columbus into the works, and I just got them into their little pots at around 10:30 tonight. We're in Gambier, Ohio.

February 15, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Sorry I forgot to post last night, peas in the pot. Weather is a balmy 21 degrees out here in Alliance, Ohio

With all the Ohio peoples on here, think you might do an Ohio appearance?

February 16, 2009 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...


As far as author events outside New England - I don't know. It's near impossible with a full-time job and a full time farm. Unless the book sells like gangbusters, I may have to stick around here a while. Even if it does amazing, it's still really hard. I just don't have the ability to take off from work, get a farm sitter, board the dogs, pay for travel...etc etc.

February 16, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Hi Jenna... Peas were planted yesterday at 4PM here in Berlin Center Ohio!

February 16, 2009 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

hey that's 51! My dad sent me an email saying they planted some in my old bedroom, sweet.

Man, there is a lot of Ohio on here. I have a snowglobe from Ohio here in the kitchen my friend Kevin snagged for me on a cross country trip (iI collect cheesey snowglobes) now it reminds me of blog readers. nice.

February 16, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Bedrest is requiring me to wait for help on Tuesday to bring the pot and soil into the house. Will post a pic then. I'm adding an upside down tomato to the window garden so that should be fun to watch them grow together.

February 16, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Planted six peas this morning at 7:30 am. in North Syracuse, NY. I planted a few extras in case some don't sprout. Good luck to all.

February 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Where in Ohio is your snowglobe from?

February 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine were put in about five PM. My first babys in our new house. Also threw down some carrots, snapdragons and sunflowers for good measure! It was 39 degrees here in high falls NY. Did a few in pots and a few in soda bottle green houses. Felt so good to have dirty nails and wanted to dig my toes in the bag of soil!

February 16, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

alison - it's a ridiculous globe. it has a football, a guitar, a chestnut branch, a lighthouse and a waterfall all inside it. I'm sure he got it at some reststop somewhere along the way.

whats the count at now? 54?

February 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Susan Mrenna said...

Mine are planted too! I planted 19 peas.

February 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Ava Apple said...

Vashon Island, WA planted 20 sweet peas yesterday! Fingers & eyes crossed!

February 16, 2009 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Couldn't wait till this morning. I planted the pretty little peas Sunday night at 10pm.
Amy Said - Greenville, South Carolina

February 16, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Five little peat pots full of peas in Keller, Tx.

One is going to be foisted on my brother. I decided he should join the challenge. It's a little nudge to have him plant food this year since he had success with ornamental plants last year.

February 16, 2009 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mine were in yesterday evening in Syracuse, NY suburbs...and, I snuck a little lettuce in there too...Tami

February 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

day late and a dollar short, but 3 more pots o' peas in buffalo, NY, with some lettuce thrown in for good measure. gardening center is as good as prozac . . .

February 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didnt get a chance to post yesterday but started a pot 'o peas in asheville, nc!

February 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger C said...

My peas are in! I also planted some peppers and tomatoes. Pics are on my blog.

Chattanooga, TN.

February 16, 2009 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I planted a bunch of Sugar Sprints on the 15th to join in the camaraderie--but I planted them (in the ground) in the greenhouse. sorry, i cheat!
Annapolis, MD

February 16, 2009 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger girlandcat said...

My seeds arrived! So here i am at
1 am drinking wine and planting 6 snap peas, along with some peppers and squash in peet pots here in NYC.

February 17, 2009 at 1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got mine in the pots/bags at 10:30 am. I decided to do some research here...I have one pot in the window sill, one on a heat pad, one in a ziplocked bag and the final planting option was to place some peas on a damp paper towel and place in a zip lock till sprouted and then move to pots. We shall see which sprout first.

February 17, 2009 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Shaun said...

Mine are in finally. After a little over 1000 miles this past weekend, it was nice to come home and tend to my seedlings and start some new ones.

February 18, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Late to the party! Sugar Ann, Laxton's Progress and Mammoth Melting Sugar planted at 2:30 today in Victoria, B.C.

February 18, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Chicken Mama said...

And, last (at least for now) but not least (I hope): 9 peas planted at Swamp River Ridge in northeastern MN at 10:39 PM. Outside temperature a balmy -1° F.

Procured peas from gardening friend yesterday, soaked 'em for ~24 hours.

Let's see what they do!

(Geez, what's your NEXT challenge gonna be??!!)

February 19, 2009 at 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a sprout!

That was crazy-fast!

February 19, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depressed it snowed again last night, so I went out and bought about 10 packs of seeds! Bwahaha! I will have a garden grown befor spring is sprung! Going to have a full salad bar in soda bottle greenhouses!

February 19, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My peas have sprouted already, too! This is very cool...

February 19, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peas Please.

I'm the late planter...was waitin' on a one Mr. Burpee.

Peas are in...9:30p.m. It is 25F outside, and howling. Suck it, winter.

Soundtrack: Sick 'em On A Chicken, Zac Brown Band. (no offense chickens...that was just what came on at the time...)


February 19, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Ava Apple said...

Here on Vashon, ours started poking their heads out on Wednesday! Amazing. 13 up and growing, 7 lagging behind. Maybe today they'll make their grand appearance!

February 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loved your book! sugar snap seeds planted today, southeastern florida. a little late but wouldn't want to miss the fun!

February 20, 2009 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Susan Mrenna said...

My peas have popped up! I did an experiment where i soaked some and planted some without soaking. The soaked peas are up but the un-soaked ones are still asleep.

February 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Tina Cardone said...

Back from vacation. 24 little peas got planted today and will be placed in different conditions and monitored by my student doing an 'internship' (i.e. she had a hole in her schedule and gets to do whatever I tell her, I'm sure she had no idea this is what interning meant!)

February 23, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question...Will I have to repot my little fellas? They are currently in 4 in. growers pots, 2 per pot. I feel like they may need a little room after a bit. They are very happy at this point, though. Standing tall at about 3 or 4 inches. So exciting!

February 27, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I joined in, but very late. I planted my peas on Feb 28th and I already have a little sprout! I was nervous because I put a hole lot of coffee grounds and egg shells in my soil. I don't see any recent time stamps, so I have no idea what number I am.

March 5, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, Im alittle behind but I finally planted some seeds! Actually my 4 year old did. -
Kiersten in NY

March 12, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

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