Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Saga of the Peas...Part 1

So, I am not a gardener. In fact, it would be safe to say that I would be thrilled to never have to plant or be apart of a garden. Mom loves them and had them often when we were growing up, but I always hated having to go out and work in them.

Generally, I'm not of fan of food straight from the garden. I don't know why, but I just don't like the flavor of fresh veggies. I know that's strange. But for example, I love frozen green beans, but I don't like fresh from the garden green beans at all. And, for those of you who think I'd never know the difference if I didn't know where the beans came from, you would be wrong. I can always tell. ALWAYS.

So, anyway, for some unexplained reason, this year, I decided that I'd like to see if I can grow sugar snap peas. I love the frozen ones, and I thought I'd see if I have the same unfavorable reaction to fresh sugar snap peas that I do for fresh green beans.

However, HERE IS THE CATCH...I have a black thumb. No really...every living plant I own dies a terrible death. I just can't keep them alive...usually because I forget to water them. But, never the less, I am going to see if I can grow these peas. I bought them probably a month ago. My Mom was kind enough to let me use one of her planters and even got the potting soil and a stick thing for the peas to wind up around probably two weeks ago, but I didn't get them planted until today.

I went out and with a spoon (didn't want to use my hands in the dirt...yuck) I dug out spots for the seeds, but as I dug, I seemed to be just uncovering the seeds that I'd just planted, so I'd have to press them back into the soil. I really didn't have a clue what I was doing so it's already a possibility that I've killed these seeds before they even had a chance to grow. But I did water them and tried to make sure that all the seeds are at least covered in the dirt. Hmm...if that's any indication of the care these peas are going to get, they may be in trouble. But, well see...and so begins the SAGA OF THE PEAS....will they live or will they die. Hmmm...I'll keep you posted.

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