Peas, Snow, Oregon Sugar Pod II (Pisum sativum), organic
$2.95 – $26.00
Family: Legume (Fabaceae)
Annual. 65 days.
(Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea) Disease resistant and very sweet, these are a great choice for spring, late summer and fall plantings. 4 inch stringless pods, self supportive plants to 2 feet tall, no trellis required, no trellis cleanup required. Peas are best planted directly into the garden a few weeks before the other common spring vegetables such as beets and carrots. For peas, choose a sunny, moist location where there is mellow garden soil (make sure its been at least 6 months since the last application of compost). Peas must not be planted too deeply–do not be fooled by their large size–they’re pansies about germination and don’t like to push through too much dirt. Each pea seedling is precious–do not thin! Keep the rows at least 3 feet apart, and weed very carefully so as not to injure the fine roots of the peas. If you catch the season correctly, peas can provide a great deal of food in season.
The packet contains 50 seeds. The pound seeds 500 row feet. If you are anything like me, you want pea seeds early in the season, and are quite annoyed if you do not have them when the weather is prime for planting. Somehow, it is easy for this to happen. I recommend you purchase your pea seed well in advance of pea season. It sneaks up on you.
LeeAnn (verified owner) –
Hi! Hey, these seeds were Great! Germination and peas were awesome. But the chipmunks came in and disparaged the plants within a few days. What is your recommendation for protecting these lovely plants from the humgry bystanders????:-)
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Richo Cech –
Right, hungry not humgry, got it. I understand these things because I have many of the same challenges. Chipmunks. Cute, but please, leave the peas alone. Pease will do well on a trellis, even if they’re the “self-supporting” kind, and so set up a trellis consisting of 2 lengths of 1/2 inch chicken wire erected 6 inches apart and plant your peas in between. Make sure you close off the ends. You can use t-posts or stakes to hold up the chicken wire. The wire will support the peas and keep the chipmunks out. Also when we have pest problems like this we just plant more, and it seems like every planting has a tip-point where it exceeds the voraciousness of whatever is eating it (crows in the corn, gophers in the echinacea, etc) so more is better. One for the crow, one for the worm and one. . . for me. Richo
crisnichole.walker (verified owner) –
I purchased these to grow and harvest seed sprouts – after harvesting, I pitched the root cakes into the compost pile (without turning) and now they’re beginning to grow! Is it too late to plunk them into the garden? Or would they do well in containers?
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Admin Richo Cech –
Hello! Peas do best direct-seeded in the garden early in the spring. They are generally not suited for containers. However good gardeners make almost anything work, follow your intuition!