Pea

Pea

The Pea is a member of the legume family of vegetables, and is an annual plant which produces pods containing several small spherical seeds known as peas.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

    It is a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world.
     
    Peas prefer sunny positions essential for good flower and pod development, but they do not like high temperatures.

    They can also do quite well in semi shaded areas.

    Peas can be hungry and require a soil that is rich and fertile. It is recommended to mix in plenty of well rotted compost or fertilisers.

    There is no need to feed highly nitrogenous fertilisers as the pea plants have their own system of nitrogen fixing root nodules which allows them to convert and use nitrogen from the air.

    Peas do best grown in beds that have been heavily fertilised in the previous seasons for leafy crops such as lettuce or cabbage.

    All peas tend to perform better when they are grown on a trellis or special netting which should be well set up prior to sowing or planting seedlings.

    Soil should be kept weed free and rapid growing foliage should not hang off the support into the soil as this could lead to fungus infection.

    By pinching the top shoots of each plant as soon as the first pods are ready along with regular harvesting, should encourage new pods to form giving you a larger crop.

    Planting can take place from late autumn to early winter.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre Plant

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 1 cup (200g)/m²

    Commercial Use: 2kg/10m row

    Comments: Place 5cm deep and 5cm to either side of the seed as a band application.

     

    Stage: Side Dress

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: ½ cup (40-70g)/m²

    Commercial Use: Up to 1kg/10m row

    Comments: Apply at early flowering.

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.