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

06 Jun 21, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you leave any of the pods to dry up, the plant will stop producing and start to die off. You need to check that you are not missing even pods with one pea and remove them .
24 Apr 21, Is late April or May good time for planting peas? (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Which month is good for planting peas in Johannesburg??
29 Apr 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to peas, select your climate zone and read the monthly calendar for planting times.
07 Mar 21, Ann (Australia - temperate climate)
Do you class Mt Isa north west Qld as sub tropical it is still late 30s C and through the night I would like to plant peas but not sure if it’s too soon
08 Mar 21, (Australia - arid climate)
You are arid. Peas plant from April.
19 Feb 21, Bob (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in outer Melbourne, and am trying to grow little different kind of peas, Butterfly Peas (Clitoria Tematea), without too much success. Is Melbourne's climate warm enough for Butterfly Pea to grow in open garden? Thank you for your attention and your time.
22 Feb 21, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
It could be too hot at the moment. Wait until mid March and grow into the cooler Autumn and Winter.
07 Feb 21, Mimi (USA - Zone 7b climate)
How tall do pea vines grow? I am trying to determine how tall my supports need to be. Also, what kind of soil and how much sunshine do they prefer? Thanks!
08 Feb 21, Anonymous (USA - Zone 4a climate)
5-6' tall, good rich friable soil and sun most of the day.
05 Feb 21, Kirsten (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Is February too early to Plant peas?
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If you leave any of the pods to dry up, the plant will stop producing and start to die off. You need to check that you are not missing even pods with one pea and remove them .

- Liz

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