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Garden Peas

Post by divingbrit » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:42 pm

Garden Peas
Use them as quickly as possible once picked as they lose their sweetness. Dwarf varieties of peas don’t need much in the way of support. The easiest types to grow are mangetout and sugar snap varieties.
Sow February to June
Peas are grouped by harvesting time and the shape of the seeds; round peas tend to be hardier than wrinkled varieties.

Water well when the flowering begins and two weeks after. Add a mulch around the base of plants to preserve soil moisture.

Apart from dwarf cultivars, you will need to provide some support for the plants to scramble up. One of the easiest way of supporting taller varieties is adding trellis, bamboo canes and netting. Dwarf varieties can be supported with pea netting or pea sticks (twiggy branches).

After flowering, plants need sufficient water for the pods to swell properly. Check the soil moisture at root level to find out if the plants are getting enough water.y choosing different types and cultivars you can harvest fresh pea pods from June until October. Mangetout and sugar snap varieties are generally the easiest to grow.

Pods are ready to harvest when they are well filled. Pick regularly or the plants stop producing flowers and pods.

Mangetout and sugar snaps peas should be picked when the pods are about 7.5cm (3in) long, just as the peas are starting to develop. [attachment=0]Peas.jpg[/attachment]
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Mangetout

Post by divingbrit » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:01 am

Mangetout
Direct sow Mangetout peas outdoors from March to June, once the soil as warmed. Choose a weed-free position on moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Sow Mangetout seed in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm (2") apart, and 4cm (1½") deep. Allow a distance of 75cm (30") between rows. For successional crops, sow Mangetout peas every 10 day
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Re: Garden Peas

Post by divingbrit » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:43 pm

Sugursnap

Sugar snap (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) peas are a cool season, frost hardy vegetable. When growing snap peas, they are meant to be harvested and eaten with both pods and peas. Snap peas planting is done because this particular vegetable is great in salads while raw, or in stir fries with other vegetables.
How to Grow Snap Peas

Growing sugar snap peas is best when the temperature is 45 F. (7 C.) or higher, so wait until you’re sure chance of frost is past. The soil should also be dry enough to till without the dirt clumping up and sticking to your garden tools. After the early spring rains is definitely best.

Plant your snap peas planting seeds 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep and 1 inch apart, with 18 to 24 inches between pairs of plants or rows. Early on when growing sugar snap peas, cultivate and hoe shallowly so you don’t injure the plants.

When growing sugar snap peas, mulch around the plants carefully, which will prevent the soil from getting too hot in summer afternoon sun. It also prevents too much moisture from rain building up around the roots. Too much sunshine can burn the plants, and too much water can rot the roots.

A little weeding is required, but growing snap peas don’t require a lot of fuss and muss. Minimal fertilization is necessary and soil prep in the beginning consists of simple raking and hoeing.
When to Pick Sugar Snap Peas

For knowing when to pick sugar snap peas, pay attention to the pods and pick when they are swollen. The best way to know when your snap peas are ripe enough is to pick a couple each day until you find them to be perfect. Don’t wait too long because the peas can become tough and unusable. [attachment=0]sugar-snap-peas.jpg[/attachment]
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