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

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.
08 Jun 19, Jessica Ipina (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I was a little confused. I got a planting reminder from the Old Farmers Almanac that it was time to plant peas June 8th, in zone 9a. Isn't it too hot?
09 Jun 19, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Jessica, have a look at this page and ignore the O F A advice for peas. https://www.gardenate.com/plant/Peas
24 Apr 19, Jim Cooper (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have planted scarlet runner beans with great success but the following years I have experienced problems growing them. I understand that they need a nitrogen fixing plant to improve the soil and that spring peas are a good way to do this. Can you recommend a good variety? I believe you need to dig them into the soil just after flowering. Is this correct?
06 May 19, Green thumb (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Beans and peas are nitrogen fixing.
07 Oct 18, robert newman (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Why can't i grow snow peas , got healthy green plants but no peas
07 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Depends on the variety. Some are smaller plants and flower from about 8 weeks
11 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
They cut half of my comment off. Some peas grow to 4-5' before flowering. After 8-10 weeks you should have flowers. (Mike, I did not cut your comment. It arrived cut off - Liz @gardenate)
12 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Liz - this happens to me quite a few times - any reason. Do i not give it enough time to up load???? Most of your 'comments' arrive complete, so that is probably the reason - Liz
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I have planted scarlet runner beans with great success but the following years I have experienced problems growing them. I understand that they need a nitrogen fixing plant to improve the soil and that spring peas are a good way to do this. Can you recommend a good variety? I believe you need to dig them into the soil just after flowering. Is this correct?

- Jim Cooper

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