How to Plant Peas
Peas grow best in cool weather, so they are the best plant to plant in early spring. However, if you plant them too late, they may struggle in hot weather. Sow your pea seeds in the ground at least one inch deep. Peas don’t need an indoor start, so you can plant them straight outdoors when the ground is ready.
How begin the seeding of peas:
Once the soil is prepared, gently tease pea starts apart and place them on a tray. Place the plate in a cool place and sprinkle with water to help the starts get started. If the soil is wet, you can cover the peas with soil to protect the roots. Afterwards, gently plant the peas, making sure to point the plants toward the support.
Care peas need:
Plant pea seeds about one inch deep and two inches apart. This will keep the soil from drying out. Peas do not require much water, but you may need to water your plants occasionally, especially during dry weather. Avoid watering them during the flowering stage, as this will reduce the amount of pods they will produce.
When to plant Pea seeds:
Plant peas as soon as the soil is warm enough to work. If they are planted before the ground has warmed, they may rot and be useless. A couple of weeks later, the soil will have a chance to dry out more completely, and you can avoid compaction of the seed bed.
Peas like sandy soil:
Peas are a versatile vegetable that grows well with many other plants. However, you should avoid planting peas in the same area as onions. In addition, peas do not like the same soil as potatoes or gladioli. They grow best in sandy soil. So, try not to plant them near other vegetables that require moist soil.
How to plant variety of seeds:
Planting peas is a great way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in March. Besides peas, other warm-weather crops like lettuce and arugula can also be planted. If you’d like to plant more than one variety, you can also plant peas and spinach seeds to get a variety of colors. They are a wonderful spring treat and make a great addition to many dishes.
Plant peas in wide, raised row:
When planting peas, you should make sure that you use a pea inoculant in your soil. This will help your peas form more nitrogen-fixing nodules and put nitrogen back into the soil. Peas grow best when planted in wide, raised rows. Wider rows will help to choke out weeds and allow more plants per square foot. You should also make sure to water your peas regularly if you want to maximize their yield.
Pick the peas as they ripe:
Once your pea plants have begun to grow, you should start harvesting them as they mature. Peas are best harvested when they’re plump and ripe. If left unpicked, they will become tough and starchy. They will also lose their sweetness.