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pea Pisum sativum

Pea has been planted 76 times by Growstuff members.


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

Median lifespan

91 days

First harvest expected

79 days after planting

Last harvest expected

144 days after planting


pea plantings

Bed 16
Bed 16
2015-04-19 temporary netting structure (5)

pea harvests


pea seeds


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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 paper 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 paper towel into small pieces and store seeds on the towel in an envelope.

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  • How to grow peas

    Grown for: pod (11)

    Plant from: seed (49), seedling (9), (6)

    Plant in: sun (45), semi-shade (19), (11)

    Scientific names

    • Pisum sativum

    Alternate names

    None known.

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