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Pea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pisum sativum

 

Pea

Peas are an easy crop to grow, very productive, and if planted in succession give pickings from mid to late summer. There are two main types of pea, dwarf and climbing, the later needing supports. In addition round seeded peas tend to be the hardy varieties and are the early peas; wrinkled seeded being the later type, being second early and main crop.

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plant Features
  • Pea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pea is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Pea

Latin name

Pisum sativum

type

Vegetable

family

Fabaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pea likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pea is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pea is 0.80meters x 1.20meters 0.80 M 1.20 M

Pisum sativum

Peas are an easy crop to grow, very productive, and if planted in succession give pickings from mid to late summer. There are two main types of pea, dwarf and climbing, the later needing supports. In addition round seeded peas tend to be the hardy varieties and are the early peas; wrinkled seeded being the later type, being second early and main crop.


Planting outdoors in spring

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

Plant container grown peas in mid Spring in triple rows about 4" between seedlings. Don't let them dry out.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Early round seeded peas can be sown in early Spring; and wrinkle seeded, second early or main crop varieties are best sown in mid Spring, when the ground has warmed a little. Sow in shallow trench about 2" deep and 10" wide sprinkle seed in the bottom to end up about 4" apart.

 
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