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Peas

Peas are a high-yielding crop that will help you maximize your space. They can be grown in row gardens, raised beds, and containers. Peas also have the added benefit of being nitrogen fixers, so they’ll make your soil healthier. Find all you need to know in our guides down below to grow and harvest your own peas, learn about various varieties and cultivars, and find tips on combating pests and diseases. New to growing peas? Start here.

How to Plant and Grow ‘Sugar Daddy’ Peas

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‘Sugar Daddy’ is a wonderful sugar snap pea variety. It has the delightfully plump, juicy orbs with a sweet, herbaceous, slightly fruity flavor, minus the annoying pod strings. Plus, it’s resistant to powdery mildew. Learn all about propagating, planting, and growing ‘Sugar Daddy’ in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Snap Peas

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Cool-weather snap peas are one of the first vegetables ready to harvest in spring. Sweet and crispy, they’ll encourage kids to eat their veggies. A short row will yield pounds of edible pods for snacks and salads, or you can grow these legumes in containers. Maximize your harvest and minimize the work with these tips.

Tips for Growing ‘Dwarf Grey’ Snow Peas

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‘Dwarf Grey’ snow peas are compact and easy to grow for shoots, edible blooms, and a bounty of crisp green pods. Ideal for spring and fall planting, this cultivar yields pea shoots in just 10 to 14 days, followed by flat, tasty pods. Learn how to grow and care for ‘Dwarf Grey’ peas in this guide. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Peas

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From the traditional English shelling pea to the snap peas first introduced in 1979, peas offer home gardeners a reliable source of homegrown food and a crop to grow in the chilly months of early spring. Learn ways to enjoy the harvest and how to keep the plants productive and healthy with tips from our guide.

How to Grow Oregon Sugar Pod Peas

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Do you love those sweet, crispy sugar snap peas? Then Oregon Sugar Pod peas will blow your mind. They grow fast, don’t need support, have impressive disease resistance, and there’s that fabulous, sweet flavor and crisp texture. Bred in Oregon to create the perfect freezing pea, we’re sure you’ll call it a success.

Reasons and Fixes for Empty Pea Pods

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Who doesn’t love cracking open a pod and enjoying fresh, tasty peas? And who hasn’t experienced the horror of slicing the shell open to find a completely empty interior? What happened? Where are the seeds? This guide explains why your pea pods are empty and what you can do to fix it so you can enjoy fresh peas again.

Tips for Growing Peas Indoors

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Peas germinate quickly and are one of the easiest food crops to grow outdoors in the garden or a pot. But what if you want to enjoy homegrown peas year-round? Indoor gardening is the answer! It’s easy to cultivate peas indoors like other houseplants, especially when you use a grow light. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Peas in Containers

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Potted peas, please! These plants were practically made for container growing. Their vertical growth habit, shallow roots, and low space requirements make them easy to plant and care for. It’s easy to get started, and with little effort, you’ll be harvesting fresh peapods throughout the growing season.

How to Identify and Control Pea Weevils

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Pea weevils aren’t common home garden pests, but they pose enough of a threat to keep an eye out. The larvae burrow into the seeds on the sly and emerge in storage. We’ll cover everything you need to know about these insects, including effective strategies useful for preventing and controlling infestations. Read more.

All About Edible Pod Peas

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Plant peas with edible pods in your garden to yield an abundant supply of sweet, fresh-from-the-vine snacks and salad ingredients. Both snap peas and snow peas thrive in cool spring and fall weather and are easy to care for. Learn about edible pod peas to grow in your veggie garden or containers here. Read more.

17 of the Best Shelling Pea Varieties to Grow in Your Garden

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Grow a bumper crop of shelling peas to eat and freeze when you choose the best variety for your home garden. Different types of English peas offer early harvest, heat tolerance, or short vines. One hybrid produces 13 seeds per pod and others are purple! Learn more about 17 top shelling peas to plant in our roundup.

How to Plant and Grow Snow Peas

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Snow peas are cool-weather vegetables that even beginning gardeners can succeed with. They taste great in stir fries and salads, and veggie-hating kids love to eat them fresh from the vine.This guide shares growing tips for top yields, picks for the best varieties, and recipes for enjoying snow peas in your cooking.