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microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

March 29, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9061628

How many snap pea plants would you sow for 2 adults? I'm just looking for enough to garnish salads and occasionally as a vegetable for dinner. I certainly don't need to be eating them every night, will be eating the whole pod not shucking, and I don't plan on freezing any.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9061852

http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/HG_Garden_2005-09.pdf
yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9061878

I would plant half a packet one week and the rest 2 weeks later. If you can work your garden, now is a good time to sow.
The soil needs to be warm for germination but not as warm as other crops. Once they are up and growing they are pretty hardy.
You want to be able to harvest when its still cool.

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behillman
Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9062010

Be sure to pick the peas when they emerge from the flower. Thats when they are tender & sweet, & look like snow peas.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #9062036

microbiology1 - birds and slugs love to eat young pea plants! Sow enough seeds to take this into account. Sluggo Plus will kill the slugs and sowbugs.

Personally, I have three 24' rows of peas - but I plan to freeze most of the harvest.
synsfun
Lake Charles, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9078307

I have four Dwarf Grey Peas planted, mainly because of a small yard. But if I had a huge yard, or rather a field, then I would do the whole HoneybeeNC thing.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 11, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9078313

synsfun - one day I'm gonna measure that "field" back of my house! LOL

It is a nice big backyard, which is why I chose this particular location. HATE the house, LOVE the yard!
synsfun
Lake Charles, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9078323

My yard is so small that I can cut it with a riding lawnmower before the engine gets warm on a hot summer day! lol.

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