Grow Guide - Peas

How To Start: Plant peas 3cm deep in fertile ground, from spring to midsummer. Dig in plenty of garden compost, well-rotted manure or mushroom compost before sowing to improve the soil.

Use a hoe or spade to make a shallow trench, roughly 22cm wide and 3cm deep. Sow peas in two parallel lines, spacing the seeds about 10cm apart. Cover the seeds with soil, water well and label the row. The seedlings should appear in one or two weeks.

Temperature: 6-28°C

Light: Peas need to be planted in an area that receives at least six to eight hours of full sunlight exposure daily. 8 to 12 hours per day is recommended for growing indoors using our Pianta grow light.

Watering & Care: Peas climb using shoots called tendrils, which they wrap themselves around just about anything they come into contact with, so choose supports that are thin enough for the tendrils to wind around.

Fertiliser: Feed weekly with a high potash fertiliser once flowers appear.

Pests: Aphids and pea weevils

Height: Between 4 and 6 feet high

Time Of Growth: First earlies are sown from March to early June and will be ready to pick in 11 to 13 weeks. Second earlies are sown from March to June and are ready in around 14 weeks.

How To Use: Great eaten from frozen then boiled when you need them, make pea pesto or eat straight off of the plant if growing an edible sweet variety.

Is It Toxic To Pets? No

Nutritional Values:

for 100 g of product

Potassium: - 200 mg

Phosphorus: - 53 mg

Calcium: - 43 mg

Sodium: - 4 mg

Iron: - 2.1 mg