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Growing Peas

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    P P P              

(Best months for growing Peas in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 75°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 2 - 3 inches apart
  • Harvest in 9-11 weeks. Pick the pods every day to increase production.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Potatoes

Your comments and tips

24 Jul 14, Kevin (Australia - temperate climate)
Patricia,the PH level would be into the alkaline area but can I suggest you pick up a copy of the current ABC Organic Growing magazine where there is an excellent article on Peas bt Justin Russell .
12 Jul 14, John Rutherfird (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
My peas are producing small white flowers, should i pick these or leave them. they are approx 7 weeks old. please advise.
07 Jul 15, hennie Mulder (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Leave the buds as they are going to produce pea pods . peas are a quick bearer
03 Jun 14, garry (Australia - temperate climate)
what can i grow in the green house from next month on. i just finished building them . thankx
10 Apr 14, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
my vegi patch, is 50%in the shade from 2pm. can i grow anything in this spot in winter?
28 Mar 15, Amanda (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a spot against my fence (a small retaining wall allowing space for some plants along the run of the fence) where I've had great success growing herbs and vegetables that usually would require full sun. It is probably shaded half the day. Mint, parsley, thyme, chives, coriander etc have grown extremely well there, as has spinach, lettuces, scarlet runner beans (they've grown up a trellis so that they peak over the top of the fence and get more sun), celery, even tomato. I had a pumpkin plant that grew exceptionally well, until it got no sun at all in the middle of winter. I got about 7 pumpkins off it before there was no more sun and it started to die.
12 Aug 14, Locky (Australia - temperate climate)
Google mother earth news shade tolerant vegetables.
13 Apr 14, michael (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It's going to be tough, not a lot of product grows in shade. Try Kale or Beetroot...I cant think of any others off the top of my head. Good Luck.
20 Feb 14, nceba mpontshane (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I have for a long period been looking for black-eyed peas. They look like ordinary peas but the difference is that the eye is black. Kindly advise me as to where I cab get them. Thank you
15 May 15, nceba mpontshane (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I am still awaiting help as to where I can get the "black-eyed-peas"
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