Friday, March 21, 2014

How Are Your Peas Coming Along?

For the Antlers out there who took part in the Snap Pea Challenge: are you seeing sprouts? Don't be alarmed if your peas arent as big as mine because I planted them a week early to experiement with my instructions. Share photos and blog posts of your sprouts! And leave a comment here about your adventures so far with the peas for a great giveaway: a signed copy of Chick Days from me. I'll even throw in a chicken feather bookmark!


Blogger Unknown said...

Mine have sprouted! I followed your instructions (soaking / indirect sunlight) and I'm glad to see these babies have finally come up. It took a week for me to see them poking through. I started them off in a west facing window but moved them to a south facing part of the house because it's warmer there. I posted an update on my blog and mentioned your blog :).

March 21, 2014 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Just saw the first tips of mine poking out yesterday. It'll still be a long time in Wisconsin before they can move outside. Thanks for the early spring inspiration

March 21, 2014 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Twilicat75 said...

Just now starting to see my little slips :)

March 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Twilicat75 said...

Just now starting to see my little slips :)

March 21, 2014 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Mary Wilson said...

I'm still waiting. Planted them in the garden (don't hate me, snow bound people) and it's been cold at night so I'm not surprised they aren't up yet. This weekend if I don't see anyone's little green head I shall dig down and see if I discover a) sprouts or b) that a neighbourhood crow hit the jackpot.

March 21, 2014 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I finally got mine in the dirt yesterday. Which was quite a feat I might add, largely a one handed operation with a sick and clingy baby on my hip. Link to blog post forthcoming.

March 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I tried a few different methods, and when I just planted them in wet growing soil they grew the best. Germinating the seeds didn't work so good it turned the seeds into mush. When I planted them in another planter the soil wasn't wet enough, and they did grow but are just now sprouting.

March 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Robin Follette said...

About 2" tall and leafing out. I started three in a pot and only one germinated (older seed).

March 21, 2014 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Katlyn said...

We have a growing set-up in the basement. We start all of our tomato plants and such each spring. This year we have the peas going on one shelf with some herbs and lettuce. We have lettuce sprouts, basil popping up and peas over 5 inches tall already! I think its time for some trellising.

March 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger CheshyrCat said...

Ours died . . . a freak ice storm took them out the one time I set them outside to get some sun and wind on a nice day. Such is life. : )

March 21, 2014 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Still waiting here, but excited for them to sprout!

March 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger pianolady3 said...

Mine are doing well. They won't be able to go outside for awhile, so I'll have to find something for them to climb inside. Any thoughts?

March 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Amy Lou said...

I'm being patient. Seems everything I plant 'round here takes its own sweet time. But soon those little green heads will pop on up and it will be a good day.

March 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger English sheep gal said...

Planted 3 different varieties at the start of the challenge, after soaking overnight and into moist compost. I was feeling sad that nothing was showing yet. Today I can see 1 green shoot just about to break through the soil in one of the pots, planning on keeping a weekly photo record of how it's going.

March 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I planted two pots, and one pot has two sprouts about two inches high. The other pot never sprouted at all. Both in the same location. I'll be setting up the grow light on Sunday.

March 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

My sprouts are coming up in my recycled containers, I post occasionally about them on my blog,
Pictures are there too.

March 21, 2014 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

Mine is coming along great! I planted a second one that just sprouted. Unfortunately it'll probably be awhile before they can go outside.

March 22, 2014 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger EZ said...

I did the thing! I planted the seeds and they're growing and they haven't died yet! IT'S A MIRACLEEEEEEEE!!!

March 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Mrenna said...

Mine have sprouted. The tallest are only about an inch tall. I will be updating progress all in the same post at

March 23, 2014 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

I was away for a day and forgot to shut the laundry room door. My peas were mowed down my Scout the cat. Replanting least she didn't eat the really important seeds started for the garden.


March 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Well...two days later, I can finally report mine are in the ground! I had a very ambitious garden redesign this year, and with extra digging, rain and a weekend away, I'm about two weeks behind. But hey, I'm not complaining; at least I'm planting in the ground, instead of staring at snow.

March 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About half of mine have sprouted with new ones appearing all the time. I feel like a proud parent. I blogged about this challenge at

March 23, 2014 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friend has been "pea sitting " for us as we've been away... So we'll find out tomorrow!

March 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Off the Beaten Path said...'ve got a time machine to help your peas sprout! Nice TARDIS cup! I put mine in the ground being that I'm in South Carolina but still haven't seen a sprout. I'm getting anxious but know that two days after I replant and push a fresh new seed in the ground I'll see a sprout.

March 24, 2014 at 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine are about 3 " tall... My friend who was on "pod watch" has a green thumb... Can't wait for warmer weather to plant them outside

March 26, 2014 at 7:44 AM  
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March 26, 2014 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger M. Birt said...

Buh. I'm annoyed. After transplanting, mine have withered or stunted themselves, despite more fertile soil and some fertilization.

April 1, 2014 at 2:29 AM  

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