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    Pea Growing Tips

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    Grow peas during the winter in mild-winter regions. In cold-winter regions grow peas in the spring and sometimes in the fall. Peas and temperature Spring sowing peas: The optimum seed starting soil temperature for peas is 75°F; this makes growing peas for fall harvest a strong option when they are planted 55 to 70 days […] More

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    When to Plant Garden Peas

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    Sow garden peas in the garden not later than two to three weeks before the average last frost date. If you wait, the yield will be small and will likely not justify the space they need in the garden. Young garden pea plants grow best at 59℉ to 68℉ (15℃-20℃). If you can’t plant early, […] More

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    Peas Growing Quick Tips

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    Sowing: Peas are a cool-weather crop; they must mature before the weather gets hot. Sow pea seeds directly in the garden in early spring as soon as the soil can be prepared; sow 8 to 6 weeks before the last frost. For an autumn crop sow seeds about 12 weeks before the first frost date […] More

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    Pea Picking Tips

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    The best tasting peas are young, sweet, and tender. The best way to tell when peas are ready is to pick and taste each day until they are just right. Then harvest. Peas should be just about ready for harvest 3 weeks after the flowers appear. Shelling peas are ready when the pods have swelled […] More

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    Pea Planting

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    When the soil in your garden warms to 45ºF (7ºC), you can plant peas—snap, snow, and shell. Peas are tasty shelled from the pods and used raw in salads. You can steam peas as a vegetable, or cook them in soups and stews. Peas prefer cool weather. They mature in about 60 days. So time […] More

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    Dried Peas

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    Field peas–also called dried peas–are grown specifically to be used dried. Dried peas are used in soups, pastas, cereals, and purées. Dried field peas are available at farm markets whole or split. The green pea and the yellow pea are the two most common field peas. The black-eyed pea or cowpea and the chickpea are […] More