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Re: How many peas does 1 plant produce?

I have had good luck with laxton #9. it yields 7-9 peas/pod and 3-5 pods/plant. they are 3 foot climbers, so I plant them in 3-4 foot rows, one plant every 4 inches in all directions, and let them climb themselves. then at harvest time, I use the 80-10-10 rule...80% ripe, 10%over ripe, 10% under ripe... and pick everything. I spring plant, but have had volinteers come up in the fall and bloom and bear peas near Christmas, as long as they are not buried in snow, they survive.

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Re: How many peas does 1 plant produce?

Certainly growing in Tn is going to be different than growing in Northern Utah at 5000 ft elevation. Gary350 have you given any thought to digging a ditch around the garden to collect the water, then run it off the low end? IOW drain the swamp? Is there a place the water could run away if you did this?
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Re: How many peas does 1 plant produce?

My goodness, you should dig a trench around the plot and let it collect the water. Hopefully there is a low side where the water could run off?
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Re: How many peas does 1 plant produce?

jal_ut wrote:My goodness, you should dig a trench around the plot and let it collect the water. Hopefully there is a low side where the water could run off?
I was thinking about this yesterday. It is 150 feet from the garden to the front yard. The front yard runs down hill 200 feet to the street elevation drop of about 15 feet. It would be a lot loss work to plant a garden in the front yard it will never collect water being on a 5 degree angle. If the neighbors would not complain I would put a garden in the front yard but with all the deer and other animals it will need a fence around it. It will be less work to dig a hole in the garden and put a sump pump in the hole run a pipe to the front yard. WHAT I would really like to have is 2 dump trucks of top soil dumped in the garden so it will never flood.

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What temperature killes peas?

What temperature kills Wando Peas? Seeds should be here in 2 days, it is going to be near 70 degrees for a week. I am going to plant several types of peas to see how well they grow and produce. Maybe they live and maybe not we will see, it won't be cold here until Jan and colder in Feb & March is often our coldest month. I will plants more peas again in April.

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