(Pisum sativum) These sweet & crispy snap peas are a favorite for snacking. Sugar snap produces vigorous vines in both cool and warm weather that yield plentiful amounts of tasty 3” pods. Grow these climbing 5' vines on poles or a trellis.
Enjoy plump, crisp snap peas in fresh salads, stir fries, soups, or steamed. Freezes well.
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Plant outdoors as early as 3-4 weeks before your last frost date in well drained soil that is raised into beds or rows. Sow early crop seeds 2" deep in light soil or 1" deep in heavy soil. Thin to 2"-3" apart. Provide a thin wire, stake, or string for them to climb. This will provide more room for growth and result in higher production.
Soak seed in water for 12 - 24 hours before sowing.
Using soil inoculation will increase yields by boosting the available nitrogen in the soil.
Once established, peas supply their own nitrogen, so go easy on fertilizers.
Peas are a cool weather crop; quality and quantity suffer when the temperature rises.