(Pisum sativum) One of the earliest, easiest, and tastiest snap peas. An abundance of sweet, crisp pods grow on short, bushy vines that require no support. Ideal for the home garden.
Delicious fresh from the vine, steamed, or sautéed.
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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.