The Cascadia peas are blooming!
I planted pole beans (Kentucky Blue, a cross between the old standards Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake) on April 29. I sort of used the Square Foot method, as you can see by the grids in the 4 x 4 bed. There are about 8 or 9 beans per square. Then I tied bamboo poles teepee style for them to climb. I also planted them on either side of one of the wire trellises my son made, in the recycled gate bed. One bean in the 4 x4 ("bean bed") was up today.