Plant Peas

Lucky San Diego gardeners can enjoy fresh homegrown peas – and snow pea pods - all winter long, thanks to our cool growing season for edibles. Pick a sunny site sheltered from the wind to plant pea seeds following seed packet directions. Water the planting site deeply before planting and don’t water again until the seeds sprout (unless the soil dries out to the seed planting depth). Protect seedlings from hungry critters with row covers and bait and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. Trellises support the vines and simplify harvesting. Pick peas every few days and enjoy them as soon as possible so their sweet sugars don’t turn to starch

 

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