(Best months for growing Peas in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
Peas are best grown in cooler seasons. Peas need some support when growing, tree prunings with lots of small twigs are a cheap and handy source. Or else strings between posts or wire netting. Peas need tying in the early stages, until they start producing tendrils and clinging to the support.
Some pea varieties are called 'dwarf' but to make harvesting easier it is a good idea to support the plants.
Pick pea pods while young and pick them often to keep them producing.
Raw straight from the pod in the garden is best!
Raw in salads.
Small pods can be steamed whole.
This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. GardenGrow is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department.
The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.