Latin Name – Pisum sativum
Sowing Instructions – Direct sow peas outdoors from March to June, once the soil as warmed. In mild areas, some hardy, early maturing cultivars may be sown in late autumn for overwintering. Choose a weed-free position on moist, fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Sow pea seed in flat bottomed drills at a distance of 5cm (2″) apart, and 4cm (1 1/2″) deep. Allow a distance of 75cm (30″) between rows. For successional crops, sow peas every 10 days.
Pick you delicious peas from July to September
Hints and Tips – As plants grow and the crops mature, stems can get quite heavy, especially after rain so plants may require extra tying to the support netting.
Number of seeds – Approx 200