April 18, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

One of the first crops we get to seed in the ground early spring! Pre-soaking the seeds overnight (or several nights) helps the seed take up water and break the seed coat. From years of experience we find this ensures 70-80% success in germination. Some use an inoculant to try to stimulate better germination, but its success varies. Take into consideration that they don’t like the heat, so choose a site where the temperature won’t spike early in the summer. Peas like rich soil with consistent moisture. Be careful early in the season to not overwater the young plants! When the heat hits, they slow in production. Sowing again in mid-July can produce a healthy fall crop.

Author Jen Pelto Category How-Tos