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.
If you’re looking for a plump, tender pea, Dwarf Gray Sugar pea is an heirloom variety that doesn’t disappoint. You can learn about planting and caring for Dwarf Gray Sugar peas in the following article. Click here for more information.
What are Snowflake peas? A type of snow pea with crisp, smooth, succulent pods, Snowflake peas are eaten whole, either raw or cooked. If you’re looking for a sweet, succulent pea, Snowflake may be the answer. Learn about growing Snowflake peas in your garden here.
Oregon Sugar Pod snow peas are very popular garden plants. They produce large double pods with a delicious flavor. If you want to grow them, you’ll be delighted to learn that they are not demanding plants. Click here for information on the pea Oregon Sugar Pod.
A type of sweet, tender snow pea, Snowbird peas aren’t shelled like traditional garden peas. Instead, the crispy pod and small, sweet peas inside are eaten whole. Click here to learn about growing snowbird peas in the garden.
There are numerous sweet pea varieties available, but if you’re looking for an early season crop, try growing the ‘Daybreak’ pea variety. What are Daybreak pea plants? The following article contains information on how to grow and care for Daybreak peas.
A sugar snap pea is a true delight to pick right out of the garden and eat fresh. These sweet, crunchy peas, which you eat pod and all, are best fresh but can also be cooked, canned, and frozen. Click here to learn how to grow Super Snappy garden peas.
For a shelling or English pea, Thomas Laxton is a great heirloom variety. This early pea is a good producer, grows tall, and does best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Learn more about the pea ‘Thomas Laxton’ variety in this article.
Sugar Ann snap peas are earlier than sugar snap by several weeks. The sweet pods have a crisp snap and the plant produces copious quantities of them. Sugar Ann pea plants are easy to grow, low maintenance and early season veggies. Click here to learn more.
Consider the Survivor pea plant if you are looking for a unique variety that will give you a lot of peas with a time to maturity of just over two months. Learn more about growing pea ‘Survivor’ plants in this article. Click here for more information.
Those who grow Sugar Daddy peas say you won’t be disappointed. If you are ready for a truly string-free snap pea, Sugar Daddy pea plants might be the ones for your garden. Click the following article for information on growing Sugar Daddy peas.
If you can't wait for the first taste of produce out of your garden, an early spring pea variety might be the answer to your wishes. What are spring peas? These tasty legumes germinate when temperatures are still cool and grow rapidly. Click here to learn more.
What are Mr. Big peas? As the name suggests, Mr. Big peas are big, fat peas with a tender texture and a gigantic, rich, sweet flavor. If you’re looking for a flavorful, easy-to-grow pea, Mr. Big may be just the ticket. This article will help get you started.
Few things taste better straight from the garden than a crisp, fresh, and sweet sugar snap pea. If you’re looking for a good variety for your garden, consider Sugar Bon pea plants. This is a smaller, more compact variety with good yields. Learn more in this article.
If you want an heirloom pea, try growing Little Marvel peas. What are Little Marvel peas? This variety has been around since 1908 and provided gardeners with generations of sweet, vigorous peas. Little Marvel pea plants are easy to grow with help from this article.
Dark Seeded Early Perfection, also known as just Early Perfection, is a variety of pea that gardeners love for its flavor and for how easy the plant is to grow. You can learn more about this pea and when to plant it in this article.
When a company names a pea ‘Avalanche,’ gardeners anticipate a big harvest. And that’s just what you get with Avalanche pea plants. They produce impressive loads of snow peas in summer or fall. If you’ve been thinking of planting peas in your garden, click here.
When people think of peas, they think of the tiny green seed (yes, it’s a seed) alone, not the exterior pod of the pea. Peas with edible pods were made for lazy cooks because let’s face it, shelling peas is time consuming. Interested in growing edible pod peas? Click here.
Those who grow Lincoln peas in the garden rave about the low-maintenance requirements for these legume plants and the incredibly sweet, delicious flavor of the peas. If you are thinking of planting peas, click here for more information and tips on how to grow Lincoln peas.
Often among one of the first crops to be planted out into the garden in the spring, peas come with a wide range of uses. To the beginner grower, the terminology may be somewhat confusing. In this article, we will discuss shelling pea varieties.
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.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
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.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
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.