Pea seeds

Growing suggestions for peas

Start off with a good tilth and firm seedbed. Direct sow your pea seeds once the soil has started to warm up from late March. Sow in drills 3cm deep and 30cm apart. Tall pea varieties will need support, e.g. wires or pea sticks. For an early start, sow pea seeds indoors in pots and plant out to their final spacing.

Peas growing calendar 


Crop History

Pisum sativum is probably one of the first cultivated agricultural crops that were grown by mankind. They are likely to be domesticated in the Mediterranean or the Middle East 11,000 years ago. They were also the one of the first crops studied genetically by Thomas Andrew Knight in the 1790s, and Gregor Mendel in the 1860s.

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