All you need to know about growing peas in your garden


Some kinds of peas are for shelling, some have edible pods--and some can be harvested either way. Bush and vining types are available. In early spring (or in early fall, for a fall crop), sow seeds 1 inch apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart. Thin seedlings to 2 to 4 inches apart. Set up stakes or trellises for vining types at planting time. Harvest 55 to 70 days after sowing.


  • Cool-season annual 
  • All zones 
  • Full sun 
  • Regular water

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