Why Grow Peas From Seed?
Peas can be sown over a long period of time. Preferring cooler conditions to get started. With such a wide range of pea varieties, they can be sown in succession through the spring to crop early summer through to autumn.
A sample of Suttons Pea seed choice is Delikett. a sweet sugar snap seed, Multi-coloured mix, ‘Douce Provence’ can sow in two-week intervals and even overwintered if autumn sown, noted for producing many pods. ‘Ambassador’ is a disease-resistant variety batting off Mildews and is a vigorous plant.
When To Plant Pea Seeds?
Round pea seeds are hardy and can be sown in late autumn or between January and March and wrinkled pea seeds need to be sown in succession between March and June. Both types will produce delicious tasting peas and edible pea pods for you to enjoy!
How Do Your Grow Peas From Seed?
It’s good to do a bit of planning with Peas. They can be sown in two weekly intervals and divided into early, second early and maincrop varieties.
- Prepare a trench for your Pea seeds when sowing them in situ. 5cm deep with organic matter forked into the trench soil. Stagger your Pea seeds in a zig-zag before covering. Peas can be started in Root trainers and planted our as small plants
- Cooler temperatures will benefit Peas so it’s good to start them early in the season. Like all Legumes, they need steady moisture and will enjoy rich soil so add rotted manure in advance of planning.
- Peas are one group of plants that need support, plant them in blocks or close rows so can support each other. Then add Pea sticks or canes or even Chicken wire (for blocks) to allow them to scramble upwards. Peas are a favourite of birds so it’s worth investing in some netting to make sure you benefit from the crop.
- A Mulch and regular feeding will help your Pea stay strong. Liquid Comfrey or Tomato feed little and often will suffice.
- Once Pea plants begin pod make sure you harvest peas daily this will make them even more productive.
Suttons Pea seeds are very generous in numbers so there is no reason not to have a steady supply of Peas. If room is tight, think about growing them in raised beds.
Dig your Peas into the soil once they have come to an end. Just one word of caution, avoid sowing pea seeds in cold wet weather.
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