Pea - Snap
Available in 500 seeds packet.
CULTURAL PRACTICES: Peas prefer cool weather conditions to grow. Early varieties can be sown as soon as the ground can be worked. Depending on the regions and the varieties, you may be able to start in late March until mid-May. For fall crops, sow the peas in July or August. SOIL: A rich, well-drained, sandy soil is best. For larger yields and better quality peas, use Garden Seed Inoculants. To ensure proper germination, the temperature of the soil should be between 10 and 16⁰ C. However, if it is hot (30⁰ C), the rate of germination will fall. SPACING: Peas are natural climbers and can tolerate crowding. If you have limited space, use high wire fencing between double rows. Sow seeds in double rows 7-10 cm apart, with seed spacing 5 cm apart and cover the seed with 5 mm of soil. GROWING TIPS: Make successive sowings (watch out for hot temperatures). For best results, provide support such as our trellis (see Gardening Aids Section). Do not thin plants. Maintain even moisture. Plant then in full sun. Give the protection of a mild fungicide in prolonged wet spells. HARVESTING: The snap / snow peas are eaten entirely, peas and pods. Harvest when you can see the peas rising slightly inside the pod. They are tenderer when they are.
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