GERMINATION RATE : 85.00%
Number of sugar snap pea Seeds /pkt : 25
Type of seed : Premium Heirloom Seeds
Sunlight : Full
Life-cycle : Annual
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Sweet, succulent green peas or garden peas are winter season crop. The peas are indeed packed with several vital nutrients. Like sweet corn, peas are at their tastiest immediately after harvest.
1 cup or 10 raw Sugar Snap Peas equals 1 serving, and is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and Potassium. Also known as “mange tout”, French for “eat the lot”, snow peas provide all the nutrition of both the pod and the pea. All that and only 90kJ per 50 g serve (20 peas/pods).
Easy to grow.
Harvest in 65-80 days
Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed.
Best planted at soil temperatures between 14°C and 28°C.
Space plants: 5-8cm
To get the best head start, turn over your pea planting beds in the fall, add manure to the soil, and mulch well. As with other legumes, pea roots will fix nitrogen in the soil, making it available for other plants. Peas will appreciate a good sprinkling of wood ashes to the soil before planting.
Get them in the ground while the soil is still cool but do not have them sit too long in wet soil. It’s a delicate balance of proper timing and weather conditions. For soil that stays wet longer, invest in raised beds. A blanket of snow won’t hurt emerging pea plants, but several days with temperatures in the teens could. Be prepared to plant again. Be sure to trellis!
Maintenance and care:
Erect trellis for tall-growing, vining types at planting using chicken wire, brush or other suitable trellis material. If trellising, increase row spacing to 4 to 6 feet.
Keep soil moist, but avoid heavy watering during flowering, which can interfere with pollination.
Sow fall crops about 8 to 10 weeks before first frost date. Fall crops can be disappointing if hot weather persists. Powdery-mildew-resistant varieties are best for fall crops.
Do not use high-nitrogen fertilizers. Too much nitrogen will result in lush foliage but poor flowering and fruiting. Inoculation with rhizobia bacteria may be beneficial if peas have not been grown in the past.
Do not plant peas in the same place more than once in every 4 years. Avoid planting where in places where peas have suffered before from root rot.
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