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

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02 Jul 17 Man (Australia - temperate climate)
Do I need to replant my snow peas annually?
02 Jul 17 Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes. Peas are annuals, meaning the plant only lasts for one season. Your plants will set pods for a few weeks and then die off. If you want more then one crop you need to sow seeds every few weeks. Depending on where you live, you can sow snow or snap peas all year round.
02 Jul 17 Charles (Australia - temperate climate)
Yep, you sure will. They'll die off in the summer, but they're a great cool weather crop, as they "fix" the nitrogen in the soil by taking it from the air and storing it in nodules in their roots.
03 Jul 17 Man (Australia - temperate climate)
Do I need to pull them out then?
15 Jul 17 Sam (Australia - tropical climate)
No, best to leave them and dig them into the soil as the nitrogen nodules on the roots are excellent for your veggie patch... all leafy veggies love this.
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