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Growing Peas

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

(Best months for growing Peas in Australia - temperate 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 8°C and 24°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 5 - 8 cm apart
  • Harvest in 9-11 weeks. Pick the pods every day to increase production.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Potatoes

Your comments and tips

19 Aug 15, gabriel (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
my plants are nice and tall still no peas
15 Apr 15, Lindsay Hutcheon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, My question is when can I plant butter beans and which is best dwarf or climbing variety.Thanking you in anticipation, Lindsay.
13 Jul 14, patricia (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the pH level for growing peas this is the first I am trying to grow peas. Please help.
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 .
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.
27 Sep 13, scurs (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My climbing peas are producing plenty of peas.but are growing above the gutter on my house its to heigh, can I stop this .
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Tony, we left peas off the tropical calendar because the climate is usually too hot for them. Have you tried asparagus peas? They can cope with warmer weather. You use the pod whole like sugar peas.

- Liz

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