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#1 Jordan9682 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 09:56 PM

I have about 11 rows of sugar snap peas planted. Will I have to give them something to climb? Or will they keep each other up like field peas? I have them planted on about 15" spacing.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 10:21 PM

  My resident gardening expert( I've been sleeping with her for 46 yrs!!) says it depends on what type you have. If they grow up to 6' tall they need support. If they're like the ones we just planted,about 18" tall, no support needed. 

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 10:26 PM

I staked up mine with chicken wire. I know some don't so I guess it is what a person feels like doing. I just do like my parents did, worked for them and it does for me to. I haven't tried it without so I can't say if it is actually needed.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 10:35 PM

So far, so good, for us, we are using a version of the method we use for for tomatoes.

 

These are "T" posts, we are using angle iron for the peas.

 

The twine is baling twine.

 

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The peas are climbing the twine nicely, so far. The peas are about 18" tall today.

 

I might have to change posts, we only planned for three feet!!  :hitting_self_roller:

 

The twine is spaced at about 6" for the peas.


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Posted May 18, 2013 - 10:43 PM

I will keep an eye on them when they get tall. If they start to lean too much I'll give them something to climb. If they stay fairly straight I'll leave them

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Posted May 19, 2013 - 12:56 AM

We usually grow the taller ones, much easier to pick, and we have given up on chicken wire for any kind of trellising and use nothing lighter than stucco wire. I use hose clamps to hold it up on sucker rod uprights and hold it up a foot off the ground. Since I leave the trellis up all year round it is much easier to cultivate under the wire being that high.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Peas are looking pretty poor. Should I put a cover crop in all the empty space? I was thinking i would put it into rye to keep weeds down and for straw next year

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:02 PM

I took some pea pics today, somebody needs to come visit!!

 

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The plants are almost a foot taller than the 4 foot posts

 

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Some of the leaves are almost the size of your palm!!

 

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The stems are way bigger than a pencil!!


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:16 PM

Wow, That's a great looking bunch of Peas you have growing there. I'd be putting them in some cans soon or freezer.



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 07:09 AM

A bit of what mine are looking like by now. The hull peas are standing straight and tall. Looking to be an excellent yield

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The sugar snaps didn't like the wire and fell over. It is looking like we wont get many off of them.

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