Sunday, April 10, 2011
Gardening 101: How to plant peas from seeds indoor and outdoor?
I have also built a metal fence and a natural fence with garlic and spring onions to keep the rabbits away (how? click here to check the post)
To plant peas from seeds, you first need to soak them for a few hours. The peas seeds are quite wrinkly, when you soak them they plump up and you know the are ready.
I also planted a few seeds around the legs of a garden trellis I had. I figure that by plating them at the edge of 2 squares I will still have space in the center of the squares to plant something else.
Peas are a vine and the like to climb. So you need to put a trellis or some kind of support around them. I built my own one for the seedlings (how? click here to check the post), and I am using and old trellis for the ones I planted as a square border.
I like fresh peas, you can eat them straight from the vine. You can eat the whole pod when they are young, or you can wait until the pod has swollen with the little peas inside and then shell them. When growing up, we used to call the petit pois. So yumm!
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