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    Peas Growing Quick Tips

    Sowing: Peas are a cool-weather crop; they must mature before the weather gets hot. Sow pea seeds directly in the garden in early spring as soon as the soil can be prepared; sow 8 to 6 weeks before the last frost. For an autumn crop sow seeds about 12 weeks before the first frost date […] More

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    Pea Picking Tips

    The best tasting peas are young, sweet, and tender. The best way to tell when peas are ready is to pick and taste each day until they are just right. Then harvest. Peas should be just about ready for harvest 3 weeks after the flowers appear. Shelling peas are ready when the pods have swelled […] More

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    Pea Growing Tips

    Grow peas during the winter in mild-winter regions. In cold-winter regions grow peas in the spring and sometimes in the fall. The optimum seed starting soil temperature for peas is 75°F; this makes growing peas for fall harvest a strong option when they are planted 55 to 70 days before the first frost–depending upon variety. […] More

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    How to Grow Peas

    How to Grow Peas

    Garden peas and snap peas are grown for their shelled seeds or peas in their pods. Snow peas are grown for their flat, green pods. • Peas are a cool-season crop that must mature before the weather gets warm. The ideal growing temperature for peas is 55°F to 70°F (13-21°C). • Sow peas in the […] More

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    Pea Planting

    When the soil in your garden warms to 45ºF (7ºC), you can plant peas—snap, snow, and shell. Peas are tasty shelled from the pods and used raw in salads. You can steam peas as a vegetable, or cook them in soups and stews. Peas prefer cool weather. They mature in about 60 days. So time […] More

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    Dried Peas

    Field peas–also called dried peas–are grown specifically to be used dried. Dried peas are used in soups, pastas, cereals, and purées. Dried field peas are available at farm markets whole or split. The green pea and the yellow pea are the two most common field peas. The black-eyed pea or cowpea and the chickpea are […] More

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    How to Cook and Serve Snow Peas

    Snow peas with eggs

    Snow peas are edible-podded peas: you eat the seed and pod whole. You can use snow peas in the same way as fresh peas or green beans. In fact, snow peas and green beans are interchangeable in most recipes. The peak season for snow peas is spring and then again in fall. How to Choose […] More