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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

Your comments and tips

27 Apr 17, Nick (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in ararat victoria which i believe is temp climate we can get good frosts in the winter so when should i plant my purple podded peas
21 Jan 17, zelalem (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Please I need to know the supply erstwhile of Pea Seeds in South Africa esp in North west.
26 Jan 17, Wilma (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Buy your seeds online from I bought some seedlings in December and tehy delivered within 48 hours.
03 Jun 16, tina (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it true that the moon has an affect on the the planting of peas.
04 Feb 16, Jan Albert Du Preez (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
When can i plant dry peas in bethlehem?
15 Jun 16, hennie (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
peas are a cold weather crop which in theory means that they can grow in winter an are very cold hardy , i grow them right through the year. if the temperature is moderate you should be able to plant them now. if however you are in a frost prone area i suggest that you add frost protection by adding floating row covers. hope this helps.
12 Nov 15, mat (Australia - temperate climate)
How long will the plant live and when is it best to let go to seed
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.
09 Mar 15, nceba mpontshane (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Once more I need your help towards finding a cultivar which I would call "black eyed peas" because they look like ordinary peas we use on daily basis. Their difference is that they have black eyes when they are dry. They turn "whitish" when they are dry. Please help.
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Peas are an annual plant and will get straggly and unproductive later in the season.

- John

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