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

15 Feb 21, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Check the planting calendar for your climate zone.
20 Jan 21, Charles (USA - Zone 6b climate)
What time should i plant peas (Gardenate : Try www.gardenate.com/plant/Peas?zone=113)
11 Jan 21, James (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Farmer's Almanac was probably talking about Southern peas (cowpeas-crowder, blackeye). They will ONLY germinate when it is warm.
12 Aug 20, Meredith Wardlaw (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I'm having trouble with peas planted and not germinating.
13 Aug 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Make sure you have viable seeds, buy only as you need them, like each year. Dig your soil over and wet it. The next day plant your seeds and give a very light watering. DO NOT WATER AGAIN FOR 4-5 DAYS then only a light watering. Too much watering will rot them. This applies to most bigger seeds, beans, corn, zucchini, pumpkin etc.
09 Jul 20, Mick (Australia - temperate climate)
I have peas by the dozens they are around 6 foot tall and producing well, what is the best way to keep the seed. Can I plant them green straight out of the pod or do they need to dry out. I have planted some green last week but a bit cold yet for them to sprout
06 Jun 21, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
I always let the pod dry on the vine until I can shake them and hear the peas rattle inside (because they have dried out). I then store them in paper bags or cut up printer paper and make pouches for them to be stored in. This seems to work very well.
12 Jul 20, lynette (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I leave my pods on the vine until they are throughly dried out. If you dont want to plant them now, they will keep until next planting season. I keep mine in a paper bag, still in their pods
10 Jul 20, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
When the crop has nearly finished you need to let the pods dry out, go brown. Dry them out for another two weeks and then put in a bag and then store in an air tight jar in the fridge for next year. Fresh peas will probably go rotten in the soil. I don't know how long seeds need to be kept before they germinate. Google it maybe.
23 Jun 20, Aubrey (USA - Zone 7b climate)
When is it time to pull out pea plants?
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Can you protect peas from wilt. I have now grown peas in all parts of the garden, so can't plant in a new area. I never used to have this problem. I particularly want to grow snow peas or sugar snap peas. The soil is sandy. I live in Golden Bay near the sea.

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