This is a momentous day! As I was tending to the shelling peas on the seed rack, I noticed that their roots were beginning to intrude on their neighbors. That meant it was time to get them in the ground!
All in all I ended up with 60 seedlings which is perfect. This means three rows of 20 in the allotted space, 4.5” spacing, 8” between rows. Peas seem to benefit from intensive planting. To transplant, I run a string along the bed to get straight rows the place my tape measure down to get a good idea of spacing. Then I put the trowel about 3” into the soil, pull back and place the transplant in the hole. Spread the dirt around the newly planted seedling and move on to the next.
These are looking great so far! I got them watered in from the top and then gave the whole garden a good soaking from the irrigation system. Now we wait a few weeks for fresh peas!