Peas were soaked overnight to help speed up germination
Often, Memorial Day weekend is thought of as the time to start planting veggies outside. That's true for some crops. Heat-loving plants like tomatoes, peppers, squash and eggplants thrive in the summer heat and hate the cold. There is still the fear of frost in the Pittsburgh area until mid-to-late May. The weather is unusually warm this year, but don't be tempted to plant heat-loving crops. The frost will kill those seedlings.
Instead, cool season crops are the perfect choice for planting this time of year. St. Patrick’sDay is a good time to plant greens, peas, carrots, beets and radishes. These plants tolerate the cooler weather and taste sweeter after a frost. We planted seven lucky varieties of peas, even a yellow variety called "Golden Sweet."
Pea ready to be planted
Just a reminder, it snowed last year on March 31, the same day as the public garden kick-off meeting.