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GB CULTURAL INFO: C, WTemperatures/ Matures 17 weeks/ Harvest 8-12 weeks/ Yield 10lbs/ Spacing 5"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 900, plants 100 sq ft
SOURCE CODE: C
PLANTING DEPTH: 1.5-3"
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS:
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION:
WHEN TO PLANT: Fall, Winter
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: A cold-hardy field pea- seed early enough in Fall so that plants are 6-8 inches tall before soil freezes for Winter growth (and to protect soil from erosion) and turn them under, or harvest for the compost pile, in the Spring. Does well on poor soil & will fix nitrogen in the soil. For best growth and nitrogen production inoculate the seed before planting. Does not need a lot of water or care. May self-seed. Can be used for cattle fodder. Peas can be used dired for soup but are not good for fresh eating.
Does well on poor soil & will fix nitrogen in the soil. For best growth and nitrogen production inoculate the seed before planting.
BOTANICAL NAME: Pisum sativum
DESCRIPTION: Breaks down fast into soil, building tilth and adding organic matter. Peas like well drained and fertile loam soils. Not for high water table or any substantial flooding. Grows on poorer soil than clover but makes less nitrogen. Doesn't compete well with thick winter weed growth--often grown with a grain like oats, wheat, or rye for that reason. Winter annual in the south and spring annual in the north for soil improvement and for forage.
Small, yellow peas with dark skins. these make a wonderful winter salad crop--use with growing tips and harvest often. A very cold-hardy winter annual pea; can take some sub-zero weather. Grows on poorer soil than clover but makes less nitrogen. Doesn’t compete well with abundant winter weed growth. Peas are used as livestock feed, but also make a fine soup pea. The plants will break down fast into the compost pile or green manure. They can also be interplanted with your winter grains (as show above).