Learn How To Grow Peas Till Harvest
Peas(Pisum Sativum) is a first spring crop. You can say it, a nature-gifted candy. What can be better than home-growing peas? To get the actual taste, you have to eat this fresh. My mother always adds them to meat or pasta. Occasionally, we enjoy cooked peas as evening snacks on an off day. I usually finish a whole bowl. Yummy! If you are also a pea-lover like me, continue reading this article. Here you can learn how to grow peas and about their types, pests, or diseases, and also we will provide you with many tips or tricks. So without further late, let’s learn how to grow peas at home and enjoy fresh sweet peas.
Types Of Peas:
There are three types of peas:
1 Snap Peas:
Snap peas, also known as sugar snap, because it is the sweetest and juiciest peas ever. You can add this as a healthy snack. Their pots are edible. Usually, it turns mature earlier than other peas.
Some snap pea types are Sugar Ann, Sugar Snap, Sugar Daddy, and Sugar Magnolia.
Choose a full or partial sun with a well-drained area for them.
To get the early crop, sow the seed in march. We prefer two three to weeks intervals between sowing so that you can have fresh peas for a long.
Plant them deep in thin seedlines and 2-3 inches apart.
Ensure humid soil by regular watering and using mulch to maintain moist ground.
You can provide support such as a trellis or fence for the vines to comfort them.
After 60-70 days, it is time to enjoy sweet and crunchy pods raw or cooked.
2 Snow Peas:
Have you ever tasted butter-sauteed snow peas? You should try this. Their pots are edible and just take a minute to cook. Peas are cold weather veg.
As a cold-weather vegetable, snow peas can survive at 10-5 degrees F.
I suggest sowing them from January to February. Usually, peas germinate at the end of February, and you can quickly enjoy fresh peas in may.
Choose a place with sufficient daylight for these little greens, as sunlight is crucial for expected growth.
Sow the seeds in double rows and 2-3 inches deeper, and cover them with soil and mulch. Peas love to grow in a group, so put 2-3 seeds per hole.
Water regularly, but do not overwater.
3 Shelling Peas:
Shelling peas, what’s not to love? These sweet and crunchy delights are a joy to grow and even more delicious. And the best part? Shelling them is a breeze! Simply pop open the pods and savor the taste of freshly harvested peas. So, what are you waiting for? Get your garden ready and start growing shelling peas today!
Peas love the sun, so make sure they get plenty of it.
Give your pea plants a trellis or any other support system to climb.
Keep them hydrated and happy with regular watering.
Give your peas a boost with a balanced organic fertilizer every two weeks.
Wait for the magic, then pick plump and juicy peas straight from your garden.
Ideal Time To Sow:
Sow the seeds last of winter when the soil is still cold. Generally, January–February time is best for the first round. The ideal temperature is 40F. But not more than 84F.
How To Grow peas:
It’s time to add some green to your garden and your plate. These sweet and crunchy delights are a joy to grow and even more delicious. So, let’s get started!
First, find a sunny spot with well-draining soil for your pea plants. They love the sunshine and a good drink, so ensure they get plenty of both. Don’t you have a garden? No problem! Peas can also be grown in containers. You can still enjoy them if you have limited outdoor space.
Next, give your peas some support. These climbing plants will thank you for a trellis or any other support system you provide. Regular watering and a healthy dose of organic fertilizer every two weeks will keep your pea plants thriving.
And then, wait for the magic to happen! Before you know it, you’ll be picking plump and juicy peas straight from your garden. The taste of freshly picked peas is simply unbeatable, and the satisfaction of growing your food is immeasurable.
Add some green to your life, and start growing peas today!
How To Store Peas:
I suggest eating them fresh to enjoy the sweetness and taste. But if you still want to store them, here is the process:
Place them in a paper bag, wrap them with polybags or tap, and store them in the refrigerator for 5-6 days.
Or, you can freeze them in air-tight containers.
I usually leave the seeds in water overnight to get fast germination before the sowing day.
Overwatering is a cause of root rot. So always check whether your plant needs water or not. There are two methods. First, when the plant gets wilting, they need water. Another highly effective method is the old finger method, which deep your old finger’s 2nd knuckle into the ground. If it is dry, that means plants need water.
Though peas are cold vegetables, sometimes frost can harm them. To avoid this, I always sow the seed after the last frost.
Adding lime before sowing is the best home diy solution for acidic soil.