How to Grow Peas

Peas are one of our favorite vegetables to grow, as they are low-maintenance and delicious! Learn how to grow peas with us.

Step 1- Getting Started

There are many different pea varieties, like snap, snow and pod peas, but this ‘how to’ is good for any pea so go with your heart! 

Peas don’t like to be transplanted, so it’s best to start these from seeds, directly in the ground where they’ll be growing. You have a few options on where to plant: a vegetable garden plot in your backyard, planter boxes, or just flower pots on your balcony. 

An important thing to remember when using planters or pots: ensure that they have proper drainage, so that excess water can flow out.

Additionally, peas like to climb! So you’ll need garden stakes, netting, or even just suspended twine for this.

Step 2 – Planting

You can plant peas about two weeks after the last frost when the soil has warmed up, and in a place where they will get moderate sun. In full sun, they can get too hot and burn.

Start by preparing your bed, loosening the soil, and mixing in some compost or organic fertilizer.

Plant the seeds along a trellis (or something similar) about 1” deep and 2”-3” apart.

Cover them gently with soil, and water well.

Step 3- Taking Care

The peas should climb well on their own, but may need help getting started! If you notice they are growing onto the ground, just lift them up, and place them against the trellis.

Water them once daily, and twice in hotter weather.

Step 4 – Harvesting

By midsummer, your peas should be coming in nicely. You can eat peas at any stage, but if you leave them too long, they may get tough and dry. By now you will definitely know how to grow peas!

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