I wonder where I got the notion that people planted peas on Palm Sunday? Carlin peas are eaten on the Sunday prior to Palm Sunday in parts of Northern England, but I can find no reference to planting peas at this point in the liturgical calendar.
Peas like cool weather and they’re a perfect crop for eager Northern gardeners. It’s still a little too cool for planting today, though.
Planting Palm Sunday peas is pleasant alliteration and pastoral fodder for an afternoon nap.
Take one today!