How Do You Grow A Pea Playroom?
Remember when you were just a little kid and could hide in tunnels and forts made in the tall grass of spring? This easy-to-grow pea playroom will create the same type of hideaway for the little explorers in your family. Choose a sunny site in your garden. Pull and remove the weeds from a 4-foot-by-4-foot area. Turn the soil over, adding organic compost if necessary to make the soil rich in nutrients and fast draining. Purchase wire pea supports from your local nursery or make a frame from 6-foot bamboo poles. The wire supports, or cages, are inexpensive to buy and can be used year after year. Place the pea cages around the perimeter of your prepared garden plot forming a box shape. Tie twine across the top of the box to support the fast growing pea plants. Plant seeds of English or snap peas around the perimeter of the box. Remember not to plant seeds too deeply; less than 1 inch is plenty deep. Protect emerging pea seedlings from hungry birds with empty 1-quart milk cartons with the