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How to Grow Peas

3 easy steps to success!

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Sow: Febuary-June

Plant: May-August

Harvest: June-October

About

Peas are packed with nutrients – follow the instructions below or eat the entire seedling as a ‘microgreen’. Great to grow with children, they will have so much fun opening pods!

 They can grow between 1.2 and 1.8metres tall.

Sow

  • Choose a site or pot with moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Sow individually in 10cm pots of peat-free, multi-purpose compost or 7.5cm apart in trays. Plant out when the ground starts to warm, up to 8 pea plants per square foot, or 10cm apart in rows 45cm apart.

  • Or grow inside any time of year to seedling (microgreen) size in a sunny windowsill, chop and eat!

 

Care

  • Mulch if possible to keep moist and weed free. Keep an eye out for pests, weeds & disease & use natural methods to treat or prevent. 

  • Protect new seedlings from slugs and snails. You may need to stake the plant as it grows, especially in windy areas!

 

Harvest

  • Flowers will appear and turn into pods. Harvest pods about 3 weeks after they appear, when pods look full. 

  • Wash microgreens before eating and store in fridge. 

  • Open the pod and eat your peas raw or cooked for dinner! 

  • Store peas unwashed, unshelled in the refrigerator for 1-3 days in an unsealed container that will allow some air to circulate around them. Fresh peas can also be blanched in boiling water for one to two minutes and subsequently frozen for up to six months!