My kids and I also got the bug- the gardening bug, that is. We cleaned out the vegetable beds, turned the soil, and removed the rocks that seem to pop up every year. We knew it was early, and maybe even a bit risky, but we decided to plant pea pods. We figured there was as slight risk of a hard frost that would kill them but we didn't care. We'd just replant, if needed.
Here's a little photographic essay to show the process and results:
|18 March. We placed the seeds in a zig zag pattern below the support wires.|
|We poked them in up to our second knuckles- the perfect depth.|
|31 March. The first little sprouts appeared.|
|5 April. Nearly all of the seeds have sprouted.|
|5 April. More leaves appear on each sprout.|