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Growing Snow Peas, also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas

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12 May 17 Lizi Hofer (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My snow peas look great about 1 meter tall, but no flowers? They are under netting. Could this be the problem?
04 Jul 17 Man (Australia - temperate climate)
Maybe it is 2 hot
12 May 17 Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
How long have they been growing? Perhaps too early for flowers.
14 May 17 Lizi Hofer (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Darren, They are about 1 month old.
14 May 17 Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Liz, A dose of potash might encourage some early flowering, otherwise they should flower in time.
17 May 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I had a bit of the same problem this year. Normally I have flowers when the plants are 2' high. Didn't get them this year until 3-4' high'. Had to replant most of them - birds eat them so I put up netting - they grew a bit spindly. Had heaps of rain in March so hit them up with a bit more fertilizer. And the weather changed from day temps of 32-34 to 25-27C. They are now on their way to the moon - first few are 7' high now. I'm picking peas now. I would say I over fertilised them.
20 May 17 Lizi Hofer (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
thank you.
24 May 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Another point - I planted seeds bought on the internet this year. Other years I buy seedlings from Bunnings. Planted (19th April) some Bunnings seedlings at a school project and they are flowering now - plants are only 18-24" tall. Early days yet but I think the seedlings produce more SP than the ones from the seeds I bought.
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