During the spring I planted zipper cream peas and by the end of July they were played out. I tilled those under and replanted, but almost none of them sprouted. I attributed it to maybe planting them to deep which I don't think that was it, but we were having thunderstorms everyday so perhaps it packed the soil to heavily.
It didn't appear to be any digging from birds,squirrels and I never see mice we have the large tree rats. So I purchased more seeds from another source and literally got down on my hands and knees and poke a hole with my finger and put 3-4 seeds in each hole. Again the same issue.
So now I decided to plant a pea with a shorter germination period. A big boy purple hull .The only thing I noticed was a lot of large ants. Now I did plant silver ms crowder peas when I planted the zippers the 1st time and they had probably a 95% germination whereas the zippers are around 30%.
I should know know by this weekend if it's successful otherwise I am at a loss to understand
This. Someone suggested soaking them like u would do with okra seeds but the 1st time around the ground was definitely moist enough. I live in the city with the most rainfall on the continental us