4.14.14 Sprouting Garlic + Planting Peas and Favas

4.14.14 Sprouting and Seeding: Garlic, Peas + Favas

The last clove of Music garlic, sprouting, an intimation of what’s happening in the garden.

4.14.14 Sprouting and Seeding: Garlic, Peas + Favas

When we poked through the garlic bed, we found the ground still frozen. The top mulch was removed to give it a chance to thaw, and we found the garlic well on its way. With near freezing overnight temps expected in the week ahead, the garlic will get another protective covering of mulch. Above: Music garlic sprouting.

4.14.14 Sprouting and Seeding: Garlic, Peas + Favas

According to biodynamic methods, the second quarter phase of the moon is an ideal time to plant above ground crops such as peas. It also coincides with our removing the snow stakes from the driveway. Above: Green Arrow shell peas.

4.14.14 Sprouting and Seeding: Garlic, Peas + Favas

In the ground they go, the first planting of the season. Alongside the Green Arrow, we’ve also planted Coral shell peas, an early pea that we’re trying out this year and is meant to be harvestable before the 4th of July.

4.14.14 Sprouting and Seeding: Garlic, Peas + Favas

Above: Cascine and Superaquadulce favas. Like peas, we never seem to have enough, and we’ve been incrementally increasing their allotment of space in the garden.

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9 Responses to 4.14.14 Sprouting Garlic + Planting Peas and Favas

  1. kara says:

    Looking good…. I notice you have netting on your garlic bed. Does this keep the squirrels from digging? Or have some other purpose?

  2. Wow. Gorgeous photos. Also, LOVE SPRING!

  3. Norma Chang says:

    Hopefully your grounds will fully thaw out for you by the end of the week, this sure has been a trying winter. Happy planting..

  4. maesprose says:

    I bet you are waiting for spring even more than I am!

  5. Jody says:

    I recognize the packaging. We use Fedco too!

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