Growing Garden Peas
- Garden peas should be planted in well-composted manure or Nitrogen enhancing fertilizer.
- The spacing between plants should be 2 inches and the seeds should be placed 1 inch below the soil.
- Every time the garden is watered, the soil should be soaked to a depth of 3-6 inches.
- Checking the soil’s moisture content prevents over watering.
- To support tall growing varieties, poles should be established around the plants.
- To reduce the growth of weeds, mulching should be practiced.
- Avoid walking in and out of the garden when the plants are wet to avoid introduction of waterborne fungi and bacteria.
- If garden peas become infected with disease, use appropriate fungicide.
- Peas are ready to harvest 60-70 days after planting.
- Mature pods have swollen peas forms visible from the outside.
- Picking mature peas regularly promotes the growth of more pods on a plant.
It is best to use fresh garden peas on the day you harvest them. If this is not possible & you have a fridge, refrigerate them as quickly as possible. If not, keep in a cool, dry place.