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Get Growing Early Peas For Early Veg Crops [Video]

February 27th, 2017 | The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Get growing early peasAre you eager to get your vegetable plot going by growing some early crops? Get growing some early peas and you will get a head start! 

  • You must select the correct type of pea varieties if you would like to start growing them early, they are often simply called “early” or “very early peas” and are hardier than the peas grown in the summer months.
  • It’s important to keep the germinating pea seeds warm and protected in a cold frame or green house to give them the best start.  They are hardy once established, but need some help to get going. You could also keep them inside on a bright windowsill but make sure they don’t grow too lush or too quickly, so keep them somewhere cool.
  • Starting early peas in guttering is a great way to get them off to a head start and is  good way to keep them safe from hungry mice who can sniff them out at a hundred yards!
  • Fill the sections of guttering half way with compost and then sow your seeds, cover over and then water thoroughly and checking that the sowings are moist.
  • When the seedlings reach 2-4 inches in height, you can plant them outside in the soil which must be rich and well drained, preferably in a sunny area of the garden.
  • Use the spare guttering as a template to create a furrow for the seedlings to be planted in.
  • Slide out the seedlings carefully into the furrows then water  to settle them in
  • It is important to ensure that the new plants are well supported with sticks or twigs for them to climb up and it is wise to use netting to protect the plants from hungry birds!

These are just a few tips to get early peas in the veg plot.  We have plenty of peas on our website – find our selection here. The video below has plenty more to help you out with keeping your peas growing. Let us know if you have any more tips on growing early crops.

Get Growing with Early Peas