Re: [gardeners] planting time in New England (
Sun, 07 Mar 1999 10:49:37 -0500

At 07:59 AM 07-03-99 -0700, you wrote:
>At 10:07 PM 3/6/99 PST, you wrote:
>>Dear list,
>>  What?  Planting peas near Boston on St. Pattie's Day?  (before the 
>>traditional pub crawl I am assuming)  Both my parents were Yankees and 
>>they always told me "never plant before Memorial Day".  Anyone else 
>>concur?  They also used to say, "corn knee high by the 4th of July"...
>>  How about the greater DC area list members?  When are you all planning 
>>garden plantings to avoid last frosts?
>>  Carolyn
>>  Zone 7b
>>  Bethesda
>If you wait that late, the pea weevils will have a high old time.  Margaret

Most things are planted out about Memorial Day but peas is not one of them,
including sweet peas.  Lucinda