Direct sow peas outdoors from March to June, once the soil as warmed. In mild areas, some hardy, early maturing cultivars may be sown in late autumn for overwintering. Choose a weed-free position on moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Sow pea 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 peas every 10 days.
Support pea plants with twiggy sticks, wire or netting as they grow, and use fine netting to protect pea crops from birds and pea moth damage. When growing peas, regular and thorough watering especially when in flower will improve crop yields. Harvest peas around 14 weeks after sowing when the pods have swollen. Regular picking will encourage further cropping.
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lamentable germination rate
By Stephen Ryan 25-07-2015
Had less than 10% germination rate, planted at various intervals on the allotment. Was forever plugging gaps where none sprouted and still ended up with very few plants out of 3 packets of seed. The pods that formed were indeed large, but not that numerous. The allotment produced sackfulls of spuds, bulbous onions and some truly massive carrot, but these totally failed.
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