your own Peas at home is wonderfully fun & can be greatly
rewarding. Peas grow quickly and produce abundant tasty pea
pods for use in salads, stews or as cooked vegetables. Peas
are an easy vegetable to grow and can be sown all year round.
Peas are a fast growing crop and send out vine-like tendrils
to climb, so the best position for peas is against a fence
or trellis. Peas need full sun and a sweet soil to grow well.
They should also be protected from frost in the winter months.
Prepare your garden (in the full sun) with a good quality
compost. Searles® Real Organic Compost is ideal to dig into
your existing soil.
Now a real trick to growing peas is to sweeten the soil with
dolomite or lime. Apply about 150g per square metre and water
in well. Dolomite and Garden Lime help increase the availability
of soil nutrients and their uptake by the plants, which will
make Peas more nutrient enriched, therefore sweeter.
can either be grown from seed or purchased as seedlings. Seeds
of many varieties are available in the Searles® Seed Range
such as the Tasty Garden Pea, Stir-Fry Snow Pea and the Sweet
Honey Snap Pea. All can be sown directly into your garden.
When planting, space seeds or seedlings 8-10cm apart.
have a regular supply of pea pods on your vine, pick regularly
to the prolong harvest.
Peas do not require high nitrogen fertilisers, so fortnightly
apply a mild fertiliser like SeaMax® Fish & Kelp.
SeaMax® Fish & Kelp is fully organic and produces simply
remember to use:
Searles® Real Compost to prepare the soil
Add Dolomite or Lime to sweeten the soil
Fertilise with SeaMax® Fish & Kelp
you will have the most tastiest peas for all of your wonderful
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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