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

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21 May 17 Craig (Australia - temperate climate)
The cooler the better for snow peas. Mine are 5 ft tall and no flowers at 7 weeks grown from seeds from last years crop. Drops to 9c at night and July august is 0-6. Dosen't faze them.Good rich soil with blood and bone and a bit of ozmacote and seaweed fertilizer gets them going like beasts. I was still picking heaps of peas in September last year. good stringing and trellis is very important. once they are going only the possums will stop them.They are a tougher plant than they look.
23 May 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A couple of my earliest planted snow peas are starting to yellow off - planted seed back in mid Feb. Soil is rich and they receive plenty of water. My plants go yellow and mildew by about August. I usually only plant one crop a year but have another following this year. About 6 weeks old and 2' high now - growing well. Temps are in the 13-17 C area at the moment - will go down into high teens in July and August. Days around 26 now and down to low 20's in the future. I grow mine on wire netting 6' high.
06 Jun 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My second lot of snow peas are now over 4' high and no sign of flowers yet. They are mammoth melting. Think I might try Oregon variety next year. A smaller bushier plant. I had corn growing in this area before the peas. I put some compost/mulch in the corn rows and also kitchen scraps. Dug the corn out and put a bit of fertiliser on it. Looks like it has too much nitrogen. Did read the other day not to put too much N on them.
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