Growing Peas

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
            P P P P    

(Best months for growing Peas in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 8°C and 24°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 5 - 8 cm apart
  • Harvest in 9-11 weeks. Pick the pods every day to increase production.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Potatoes

Your comments and tips

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.
24 Apr 20, shantipa (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
can snap peas grow in an area which receives 4hrs/day sunlight?
27 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably not very well, other words a light crop probably. Look up hours of sunlight for snap peas on the internet.
18 Apr 20, Gene (USA - Zone 5b climate)
Best days to plant peas and also best days for potatoes
19 Apr 20, Liz at Gardenate (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Find your zone at the top of the page, then find the plant on the Vegetables and Herbs tab. You will find the information there.
12 Mar 20, Melissa (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I live in Sacramento and it gets HOT. Should I plant my peas on a North or South side of my property to reduce heat stress? I've never been able to get my seedlings to progress very far in the past. TIA
23 Jul 20, Kim (USA - Zone 9b climate)
I’ve planted my snap peas in a location where they get shade in the late afternoon and they do great. I’m also in Ca Central Valley.
11 Feb 20, William Maconachie (Australia - tropical climate)
Will sweet peas grow and flower in Cairns, Far North Qld ?
16 Mar 20, Merleen (Australia - tropical climate)
Will sweet peas grow in North Queensland
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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.

- Heather

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