I haven't had much luck with sugar snap peas. Here's the rundown. Yup, I use new unexpired seed lots. Brand new seeds. From Renees. Yup, I soak the peas overnight until they get all bloaty looking and suck up all the water. Yup, I till the soil, adding fresh compost and veggie fertilizer. Yet, I find very few peas coming up each time.
This time, I went with a different angle. Look below.
I found these food tents absurdly cheap at Big Lots! I thought they would be a great temporary cover for new shoots, especially since I grow my crops in little spaces in between things.
And guess what? Shoots I have!
The shoots are still there a week later!
Because I share a garden with not just zillions of slugs but with birds who watch me from a distance and they know who they are, I have a strong suspicion the birds may harbor gourmet tastes, namely for pea shoots.