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08 May 20 Heather (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi. Newbie here both to this site and to veggie growing in general. Thrilled to find your site. I have two questions about Mammoth 'Snow Peas' which I planted in late April (doing well). First, how long might these plants bear in my sub-tropical region and should I continue sowing more peas into autumn? And, second, I've seen advice to pick the young shoots on pea plants (edible, I'm told) to encourage them to become more 'bushy'; does this apply only to 'bush' type peas or to climbing varieties also? Thank you in anticipation.
11 May 20 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grew Mammoth and they grew very tall before flowering. I recommend Oregon giant. They will bear over a few weeks, 3 maybe 4. Do plantings about 1 month apart. I don't pinch the top out, not necessary. Make a trellis for them about 1.2-1.5m high. A bit of chicken wire.
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