In this guide, let’s discuss helpful tips on growing Pea in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
When should you plant Pea?
The best months to plant Pea in Perth are Feb-Sep. You can plant using Seed, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 5-25 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Seed
Ideal air temp: 5-25c
Ideal soil temp: 10-20c
Can Pea grow in pots?
Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.
The great thing about planting Pea in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Pea indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Pea get?
You will discover that Pea thrives on Full sun and sheltered from strong winds.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Pea isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!
How often should you water Pea?
Pea really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.
They prefer soil that is Well-drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a Fortnightly vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Pea crop is around All Year. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Pea in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Pea in rows. You’ll need to allow around 60-150 centimetres between rows, and 8 to 10 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 60-150 cm
Space between seedlings: 8 to 10 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Pea seeds for up to 3 years, and use them to grow more next season?
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Enjoy delicious Pea in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Pea in your own backyard.
There is nothing more soul soothing than planting seeds and tending your vegetables; watching them sprout and grow and then eventually cooking and consuming them.
Now get out there and get your hands dirty and enjoy the process of growing your own vegetables.