Growing Peas

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    P P P              

(Best months for growing Peas in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 75°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 2 - 3 inches apart
  • Harvest in 9-11 weeks. Pick the pods every day to increase production.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Potatoes

Your comments and tips

15 Mar 21, Phoebe (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Kim, are you able to grow them through summer? I’m also in the same zone and would love to continue to grow snap peas but keep reading that I can’t do that after March because it’s too hot.
08 Jun 19, Jessica Ipina (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I was a little confused. I got a planting reminder from the Old Farmers Almanac that it was time to plant peas June 8th, in zone 9a. Isn't it too hot?
09 Jun 19, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Jessica, have a look at this page and ignore the O F A advice for peas. https://www.gardenate.com/plant/Peas
17 Feb 14, sandra mccormick (USA - Zone 7b climate)
can these green peas be planted (seeds) in maybe 6" deep maybe foot and 1/2 long pots outside?
01 Mar 14, GJX (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Yes it is possible, but you will need to water regular, and you will need to build a trellis. Also you will need liquid fertilizer, or I should say you should, if you want nice peas.
05 Feb 12, PAUL (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can snap peas be started in fiber pots indooors now FEB., then moved outdoors in March?
29 Mar 20, Jay (USA - Zone 5b climate)
I started indoors in early March and transplanted outdoors on 28 Mar.
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Farmer's Almanac was probably talking about Southern peas (cowpeas-crowder, blackeye). They will ONLY germinate when it is warm.

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