Gardening in February? Really?

Peas. English peas, snow peas, sugar snaps–get your seeds now. The traditional planting date for all kinds of seeds is President’s Day, in late February (the 20th, this year). And you really need to start peas from seed, so get your supplies in hand.

The same is true for sweetpeas, by the way. And although they are not edible, they make up for it with that incomparable fragrance. So plant some of them too. Renee Shepherd, at, has some marvelous varieties.

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