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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
  • Young pea plant
    Young pea plant

Peas are best grown in cooler seasons. Peas need some support when growing, tree prunings with lots of small twigs are a cheap and handy source. Or else strings between posts or wire netting. the peas need tying in the early stages, until they start producing tendrils and clinging to the support.

Some pea varieties are called 'dwarf' but to make harvesting easier it is a good idea to support the plants.

Pick pea pods while young and pick them often to keep them producing.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Peas

Raw straight from the pod in the garden is best!
Raw in salads.
Steamed lightly.
Small pods can be steamed whole.

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Let the plant go to nearly dying or pick the seed pod for peas when they are full size and the pod is drying out. Put them in a container and let them dry - a week or two. Then put them in a sealable packet (plastic) or paper and put them in a sealable jar and store in the bottom of the fridge. When you want to use them, take jar out of the fridge and let sit for awhile. 1/2 hr or so. Then you can plant. I have tried growing seeds this year and for some plants it isn't that easy. Things like corn peas beans tomatoes etc that germinate quick and grow quick are a lot easier than small seeds. Lettuce cabbage broccoli need a lot of attention and watering regularly. Celery takes forever to germinate and grow. I have worked out things to plant in the ground, as seedlings and in punnets. It is a work in progress. Plant Garden Plant seedlings Plant seeds / punnets Corn Cabbage Capsicum Snow Peas Broccoli Tomatoes Beans Lettuce Baby Spinish Beetroot Hon Tai Shallots Radish Zucchini

- Mike

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