Peas Climbing Sugarsnap
Both pea and pod are sweet, juicy and flavoursome, and can be eaten whole when young or shelled when mature. Best picked young and lightly steamed or added to stir-fries.
- Prolific cropping
- Quick to grow
Choose a sunny, well-drained position. Work in lime and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Sow into damp soil beside trellis or support (up to 2m) direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing.
For best results begin applying Yates Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit Plant Food when flower buds form. Pick young peas regularly for maximum yield and flavour. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.
Great companion plant for beans, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, lettuce and radish. Avoid overwatering - seeds may rot before germination if soil is too wet. Water at base of plant, rather than overhead, to minimise risk of disease. At end of harvest, dig spent plants into the soil to add extra organic nitrogen. Position trellis running north to south for maximum sunlight.