Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Full sun/part shade.

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Sow depth

2.5cm deep

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Space between seeds / seedlings

2.5cm

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Row space

45-60cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

60cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

1cm

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Best practice

Directly sown

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Germination (days)

6-10

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Maturity (days)

65

How to Grow

How to grow video guide
From seed

Choose a sunny spot.

Loosen soil to a depth of 30cm and enrich with fertilizer.

Unless you know your soil has a high pH add liquid lime & dolomite to help raise soil pH.

Dampen soil and sow seeds approximately 2.5 cm deep.

Don't water again until seedlings appear.

From Plant

Choose a pot 60cm wide and 20cm deep.

Position in full sun, and protect from strong winds.

If required install a trellis.

Follow seed-> seedling guide.

Ready to harvest

Harvest once peas are plump.

Pick every 2-3 days to promote more peas.

Collect seed

To collect pea seeds, simply break open the pods.

The pea pods don't have to be completely dried out in order to harvest the seeds.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

July , August , September , October

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Zone 2 - Temperate

February , March , April , May , June , July , August

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

March , April , May , June , July , August

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Peas should be sown directly in the ground after September 9th, into damp soil.

Make sure your peas have something to cling onto as they grow (fence/trellis/sunflower stalks/corn stalks)
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Peas prefer cooler temperatures so a great late Winter, early Spring crop to plant in pots or the garden.
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Sow successive crops every 4-5 weeks to extend your harvest window.
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Try watering at the base of the plant to prevent fungal issues (i.e powdery mildew)
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After the season, dig the plants into the soil so they can add valuable nitrogen

Pests & Problems


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