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 46°F and 75°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 2 - 3 inches apart
  • Harvest in 9-11 weeks. Pick the pods every day to increase production.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Potatoes

Your comments and tips

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
16 Mar 20, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
First ;( just so everyone understands) - Sweet peas are not edible. They also like cool weather , so Nth Queensland is probably not suitable.
12 Feb 20, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go BOONDIE seeds and read up about them. And google what climate sweet peas need.
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Hi. I'm growing peas at the moment. I have never grown them (or much else) before and they are such a beautiful plant. I have about 18 peas at the moment, and don't know when to pick them. Some of them look tempting. So, yes. do have a go at growing them yourself. You would never regret it. I started mine (in or out of season, I don't know) by sowing them in a good quality seed mix in punnets and then planted them out. They are Climbing Alderman peas. Soft, velvety leaves, and the prettiest flowers and lovely fat pods. (But don't touch!!) I put stakes and twine around for them to climb but they are also climbing my vegetable garden fence. I alternated them with climbing blue lake beans (not to be confused with climbing blue ridge tomatoes as I initially did). :)

- Jane

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