Pea

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Optimum Soil Temperature
Days to Germination
Days to Harvest
Direct Sow or Transplant
Distance Apart
Soil pH
Annual/Biennial /Perennial 

History

first grown in the middle east from turkey to Caspoan Sea

nitogen fixing

Pisum sativam

Soak seed overnight before planting.

germinate quickly

follow a crop of brassicas well

neutral pH

providwe support

65 days to fruit

dig foilage into soil after fruiting  or dry as pea straw (cut free of roots and cure in sun for a few days)

Growing

Storing harvested [name]:Seed Saving:

Maintenance

Feeding:

Fun Facts

Problems

Downy mildew – Leaves yellow or pitted with grey mould. good air circulation. Less shade

Bacterial blight – irregular dark water soaked spots. Young pods shrivel. Common in cool, damp, weather. Crop rotation (every three years)

Flowers not setting – frost

Plants stunted and yellow – wet soil, poor drainage, lack of fertiliser. Improve conditions.

Pests

Aphids – Wilting leaves puckered and distorted. Insects under leaves. Water regularly in dry weather.

Companion Planting

Beans, Borage, Cabbages, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Marjoram, Parsnip, Potatoes, Raspberry, Sage

NEVER Chives, Garlic, Onions, Shallots