Growing Tips

Peas

Peas need a well manured, deeply worked, weed free soil. Sow the seeds in shallow trenches 3" deep and 8" wide in April to June with three rows of peas to each trench spaced 3" apart each way. The spacing between varieties can differ but even with tall growing peas, providing they are staked up, you never need more than 24" between each row. Sow at 14 day intervals for successive crops from July to September. Keep weeds down. Stake rows when seedlings are 3" high with twiggy branches. Water in dry weather. Mulch between rows.

Kitchen Tips: Pick pods while young and tender. Those which harden can be dried out and made into soup. 

Pests: Aphids, Pea Weevil.

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Peas