Growing peas in the garden can be a great thing if you have the right tools. Using the following tips and information, you will learn all about how to care for pea plants so you can have a plentiful harvest. Learn how to combat common pea problems and how to grow peas successfully. Soon you’ll be on your way to reaping the benefits of garden peas.
With so many options, choosing which variety of shell pea to plant in the garden may prove difficult. Luckily, varieties such as ‘Maestro’ shelling peas offer its growers an abundant harvest, as well as improved resistance to plant diseases. Lean more about the in this article.
Shell peas, or garden peas, are among some of the first vegetables that can be planted into the garden in late winter and early spring. Vigorous disease resistant varieties such as ‘Misty’ will produce bountiful yields throughout the cool growing season. Learn more here.
Aphanomyces rot is a serious disease that can affect pea crops. If unchecked, it can kill small plants and cause real growth problems in more established plants. Learn more about aphanomyces root rot of peas and how to manage the disease here.
Root knot nematodes tend to be most troublesome, primarily because they attack such a wide range of crops. Different nematodes have different preferences. This article discusses the pea root knot nematode. Click here to learn more.
Ascochyta blight is a fungal disease that can attack and cause infection in all types of pea plants. Unfortunately, there are no disease-resistant varieties and no fungicides for use against aschochyta blight of peas. The best medicine is prevention. Learn more here.
Peas with root nematodes may be stunted, wilt, and yellow, and may produce a smaller harvest. Nematodes can be difficult to combat, so prevention is the best option. Use nematode-free plants or resistant varieties of peas in your garden to avoid these pests. Learn more here.
Pea bacterial blight is a common complaint during cool, wet weather periods. Commercial growers don't consider this a disease of economic importance, but in the lower yielding home garden, your harvest can be depleted. This article will help with symptoms and control.
Powdery mildew is a common disease that afflicts many plants, and peas are no exception. Powdery mildew can cause a variety of problems, including stunted or distorted growth, decreased harvest and small, flavorless peas. Find more information here.
What is pea streak virus? Even if you?ve never heard of this virus, you may guess that top pea streak virus symptoms include streaks on the plant. Click this article for more pea streak virus information as well as tips for how to treat pea streak.
Companion plants for peas are simply plants that grow well with them. Perhaps they ward off pea pests, or maybe these pea plant companions add nutrients to the soil. So just which plants make good garden pea companions? This article will help.
One of the earliest crops, peas are prolific producers and generally fairly easy to grow. That said, they do have issues and one of them may be no peas inside pods. What could be the reason for no peas inside the pods? Find out in this article.
Whether snap, garden variety or oriental pod peas, there are several common pea problems which may plague the home gardener. Take a look at some of the issues affecting pea plants in the following article.
When you?re looking for something a little different not only in the garden but also your salad, consider growing pea shoots. Learn more about how to grow pea shoots and the proper times for pea shoot harvesting here.
When your vining type peas begin to show growth, it is time to think about staking peas in the garden. Information for supporting pea plants can be found in this article, making your pea harvesting easier.
The problem of pea plants wilting in the garden can be as simple as a need for water, or peas wilting may also signal a serious, common disease called pea wilt. Information about wilt on peas can be found here.
Have you ever thought about how to grow snow peas? Growing snow peas requires no more work than growing other varieties of peas. This article can help with getting started growing and caring for snow peas.