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

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13 Jul 10 Antechinus (Australia - temperate climate)
Plants can't get nutrients from the air (except carbon, which isn't really a 'nutrient' because it's essential from any growth). They all get nutrients from the soil by some method. Peas and other legumes (plus wattles) have symbiotic bacteria in their roots that 'fix' nitrogen, meaning peas can get at and concentrate soil nitrogen much more efficiently than other types of plants. This means they don't need as much fertiliser as other vegies do and are good to dig into the soil to concentrate plant-available nitrogen for future crops. I assume that they're still pretty hungry for other nutrients though - so a bit of fertiliser won't go astray.
20 Dec 10 David (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Need to know what type of fertlizer I should use on my climbing peas there is good growth and some flowering however they look like they need some encouragement, maybe a specific fertiliser or tonic eg Seasol???
27 Feb 11 Bug (Australia - arid climate)
Anything will do, a side dressing of compost and rock minerals (or complete trace elements) will be all that is needed for the most brilliant green pods. Cheers
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