Green peas (medium size pod)
Seed quantity : 50 seeds
Green peas are an easy to grow vegetables which prefers moist soil in cool climate.
Sweet, delicious green peas, also popular as garden peas, are one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their succulent nutritious green seeds. Peas probably have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India. Today, this versatile legume is one of the major commercial crops grown all over the temperate, and semi-tropical regions
Pea is a quick growing, annual herbaceous vine which requires trellis to support its growth. It flourishes under well-drained, sandy soil supplemented with adequate moisture and cool weather conditions. Short stalked, green pods appear by late winter or early spring. Each pod measures about 2-3 inches long, swollen or compressed, straight or slightly curved, filled with single row of 2-10, light-green, smooth edible seeds.
In general, the pods harvested while just short of reaching maturity, at the point when their seeds are green, soft, sweet and edible as raw. Allowing the pods to mature further would make seeds less sweet, bitter and turn light-green to yellow.
Green peas prefer moist soil and cool climate. They fix nitrogen in the soil and make it available for other plants. Select a spot that has well drained soil. Loosen the soil and add manure and more mulch. Don’t fertilize the soil too much. Too much nitrogen will make the plants develop lush foliage at the expense of pod production and be more susceptible to frost damage. A good sprinkle of wood ash in soil is good for peas as they like phosphorus and potassium. Sow the seeds about ½ inch in the soil with a spacing of 2 inches between plant. If any seeds float while watering, poke them inside the soil. When thay have germinated they need support to grow like trellis or fence. Water deeply once a week. Never allow the soil to dry out totally or you'll drastically reduce pea production. The critical time for watering is when the plants are blossoming and producing pods. When pods are maturing in hot weather, water daily if needed to maintain pod quality. Pea stems snap easily and the root systems aren't very deep. If not careful, you can damage the plant or even pull it out of the soil. Use both hands - one to hold the vine and the other to pinch off the pods.
- Brand: SPLENDOUR PRODUCTS
- Product Code: SSV41
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