The Simple Way to Sow Peas
12 November 2018 11:38
Gardening, Gardening Tips, How to Grow Peas, How to Sow Peas
Have you ever wondered why some people refer to peas as sweet peas?
The truth is, they probably weren’t talking about the shop bought kind. Homegrown peas are one of the most popular allotmenteer crops. That’s simply because when picked and eaten fresh, their flavour is miles ahead of their shelved or frozen counterparts.
In fact, peas taste so good when you grow your own that you can actually eat them raw!
But that’s not the only reason for you to love homegrown peas. Whoever said good things don’t come easy never tried to grow peas because they’re also a lot easier to grow than you might think.
Read on for gardening tips to help you get the best harvest of this flavoursome legume…
The Ideal conditions for Sowing Peas
Peas come in an array of pods and so the ideal conditions for them to be sown tends to vary. Depending on the variety of seed, peas can be sown indoors, undercover or outdoors.
Most peas can be sown directly outdoors from March to June where the temperature is likely to exceed 10°C. On the other hand, Early Peas such as Meteor can be sown either in October/November or January/February indoors or outdoors, under cloches.
If sowing peas directly outdoors, or when transplanting, take care to place them on a site with a decent amount of sunlight exposure where there is a minimal risk that they would overheat. And of course, soil should be rich but make sure it also has good drainage to prevent the peas becoming waterlogged.
How to Sow Peas
How to Sow Peas Indoors
How to Sow Peas Outdoors
General Tips for Growing Peas