Growing Peas

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09 Jul 20 Mick (Australia - temperate climate)
I have peas by the dozens they are around 6 foot tall and producing well, what is the best way to keep the seed. Can I plant them green straight out of the pod or do they need to dry out. I have planted some green last week but a bit cold yet for them to sprout
06 Jun 21 Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
I always let the pod dry on the vine until I can shake them and hear the peas rattle inside (because they have dried out). I then store them in paper bags or cut up printer paper and make pouches for them to be stored in. This seems to work very well.
12 Jul 20 lynette (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I leave my pods on the vine until they are throughly dried out. If you dont want to plant them now, they will keep until next planting season. I keep mine in a paper bag, still in their pods
10 Jul 20 Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
When the crop has nearly finished you need to let the pods dry out, go brown. Dry them out for another two weeks and then put in a bag and then store in an air tight jar in the fridge for next year. Fresh peas will probably go rotten in the soil. I don't know how long seeds need to be kept before they germinate. Google it maybe.
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