Planting Peas Soon
March 30, 2016 8:45am CST
Early spring is the time to plant peas. They like cooler weather and grow better than they would in the warmer weather. I love snow peas and we are going to try to grow them this spring. We have grown snap peas before and we have had fairly good luck. This photo is of a pea flower that shows up before the actual pea starts to grow. One year we didn't get our peas in on time and they did poorly. And one year we had a bumper crop of peas. I am going to make sure our peas get planted at the proper time.
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
30 Mar 16
I've been thinking a lot about pea plants this year because we studied Gregor Mendel in my science class. The students were impressed that Mendel took 8 years and 30,000+ pea plants to develop his laws of Inheritance of Traits, what we now know as genetics.
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31 Mar 16
Peas are so lovely when they're in bloom! I probably won't plant this summer, but I hope by next summer to have a garden share at a friend's place. I want to play with breeding peas. I want to get the red podded ones....
• United States
1 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 yepperz, truly's been a challenge due to't. i agree, maters're most important 'n i look ferward to 'nother bumper crop this year, but'll not hold my breath. hopefully we've got the grasshoppers under control 'nough they'll not be any trouble this year.
1 Apr 16
I have planted just a couple of pea plants, and they are growing very well. Do you know that the leaves are edible? Those kind, old folks told us about it. We took some of the leaves, shred them, and add to noodle soup. It was nice! Our pea plants contain more leaves than flowers. I think I have added the wrong fertilizers.