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pea Pisum sativum

Pea has been planted 75 times by Growstuff members.

Predictions

pea is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)

Median lifespan

90 days

First harvest expected

76 days after planting

Last harvest expected

197 days after planting

Photos

Photos of pea harvests

2017-09-24
2017-10-16
2017-10-21
2018-01-03
2018-01-03

Photos of pea plants

2018-01-01
2018-01-01
2017-12-26
2017-12-14
2017-12-08
2017-12-09

Sunniness

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Crop Map

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How to save seeds

Beans, peas and corn: remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store.

Pumpkins and melons: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage.

Lettuce, celery, parsnip, rocket, carrots, leeks, onions and radicchio: allow plants to set seed (tall stems of flowers will eventually appear), pick once the seed heads are brown and crisp sounding. Hang upside down in plastic bags for a week or so, rustle the remaining seeds out of the stems and store.

Cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, chillies and capsicums: scoop out flesh and wash through a sieve. Lay the seeds on a kitchen towel and place somewhere warm and dry for a week or two before storing. Be careful with chilli seeds as they can sting, so avoid touching your eyes after touching the seeds. Once completely dry, cut the kitchen towel into small pieces and store seeds on the towel in an envelope.

How to grow peas

Grown for: pod (9)

Plant from: seed (48), seedling (9), (6)

Plant in: sun (44), semi-shade (19), (11)

Scientific names

  • Pisum sativum

Alternate names

None known.

Pea varieties

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