- Water is important for tasty peas. Pea plants don’t like to be soggy, but it’s important not to let them dry out either. Provide regular water, especially when plants are flowering and producing pods.
- Pea plants do not need and do not need additional fertilization. Too much nitrogen results in lush green plants, but few peas. Peas require phosphorus; if your soil is low in phosphorus consider adding bone meal.
- Pea roots are fragile and should not be disturbed. Do not dig around plants. To control weeds and conserve moisture, mulch pea plants when they are about 2 inches tall.
- Provide support for growing pea plants. Provide trellises for all peas, including bush varieties.
- Peas grown on trellis are more productive and less prone to root rot and other diseases.
Growing Peas 101
- Seed growers want you to succeed and the good ones tell you what you need.
- Each variety will have different characteristics, including the days it will take from seed to harvest.
- Check the packet for recommended planting depth, soil conditions, temperature, and more.
- And if not, check it out online and keep track of your contributions so you know your favorites for next year.
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How to Grow Sugar Snap Peas in Containers
Of course , if you don’t have a garden that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy fresh sugar snap peas. These pulses and many other types of legumes are easy to grow well in containers once you know how to get started.
It’s best to choose a variety of bush peas for your patio or porch garden because they have much shallower roots and won’t climb so high that they topple over their containers, but either they work if you have the roots. room.
Snow Peas. Source: keepps
More commonly known as snow peas, these peas are also known as edible pod peas or Chinese peas. Pisum sativum var. saccharatum is best when the peas inside the pod are just starting to form. They are also known as flat-podded peas. Throw them into stir fries or eat them raw.
When to Grow Sugar Snap Peas
All peas, including sugar snap varieties, have a cold weather crop. Plant your Sugar Snap peas in the spring. Before the last frost date if you choose! Young pea seedlings are resistant to light frosts.
The key to a bountiful harvest of snap peas is to plant them early enough in the season so that they grow as large as possible before the heat of summer.