Re: Potato & Peas
I’m not sure what part of the map you garden in, but I would say you’re probably not too late for peas. I’d go for it. It’s been such a cool spring and I believe you’ll do okay.
But, I wouldn’t plant them in close proximity to your tomatoes. I fear that your tomatoes will smother them and I’m not certain they’re the best companions.
Re. the potatoes — if your potatoes are soft compost them and start with new seed potatoes. Because our spring was so cold and wet, I got a late start too and when I took out my potatoes they were already profusely rooting and even a little soft and moldy. There’s no turning back from that. A few “sprouts” is fine, as long as the potatoes are still firm and show no other signs of decay.
I think waiting to work in the garden when it was so damp was a wise choice. It’s not good for the soil, and — quite truthfully — at least in my neck of the woods, the soil wasn’t warm enough yet to be very productive.
I’m a big advocate of the horticultural helplines that are free to the public and offered by state extension services throughout the country. Often, they can better answer questions specific to your location. Your local extension office can help you out, or google your state’s name and the words “extension service” and see what comes up. I garden in Iowa, and the free “hortline” number there is 515-294-3108.
Hope I’ve been helpful. Never fear… I’m sure you’ll have some great success in the garden.