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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

28 Apr 17, Jo (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant purple-podded peas the same as you would other peas; between autumn and early spring as they are a cool season crop
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
03 Jun 16, tina (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it true that the moon has an affect on the the planting of peas.
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.
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?
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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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