It’s an old American tradition to plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day, which is said to bring luck come harvesttime. And it makes sense: Soil is typically thawed and workable, and these veggies prefer to get started in chilly spring weather. Plant about a month before the last frost, soaking the seeds in water for a few hours just before to help speed up germination. Then sit back and watch your good fortune take root.
Plant Peas for St. Patrick’s Day
A well-timed American tradition
by Katelin Hill