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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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August 6, 2015 - 7:17 am

My Sugar Snap Peas produced nicely this season.  I picked my last meal of peas today and used for a stir fry. YUMMY.  A month ago I started to leave a couple of vines set seed. All that means is I didn't pick off of that vine when I saw mature peas.  I let them dry (turn a tan color).  Now I will have my next years seed. 

The first week in July I started more pea seed, using the PAPER TOWEL METHOD of GERMINATION.  As soon as they germinated (4 days), I planted them in the ground.  They are now a few inches high.  The problem is that they are not getting enough sun. They are being shaded out by the Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans.  :0( 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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April 29, 2016 - 8:45 am

I started my Sugar Snap Peas 4-13 by soaking the seed for 24 hours in a bowl of water. I then use the old reliable PAPER TOWEL METHOD for germinating the seed.  Three days later I check for sprouting. I plant the sprouted seeds into cell packs.  Checking them every couple of days and planting them when sprouted.  On 4-23 I started more seeds.  The first germinated seeds are a few inches tall.  I will be planting them outdoors in a couple days.  My first harvest always has been around June 21 or so. 

This year I planted Sugar Snap Peas, Sugar Snap Pole Peas and Sugar Snap MY saved seeds. 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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May 12, 2016 - 7:28 am

I transplanted the first set of peas into my garden on April 25.  The second set of peas I transplanted into a different garden on May 5.  Both are doing nicely.  I used twigs to help trellis them.  Temps and rain have been good.  BUT the forecast in a few days could get around 32F. It is said that peas can take it.  Sure hope so.  They are one of our favorite veggies. 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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CarolJean
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April 25, 2017 - 10:33 pm

I had a small goal of planting some sugar snap peas early this year.  I planted my first planting of 44 pea seeds on April 8 and they are growing!!  I planted them in a new bed (it has perennials, annual flowers, and veggies) on the east side of my house.  I will watch this year to see how vegetables do in the limited sunlight.  I plan to try pole beans, cucumbers, broccoli, and tomatoes.  The photo I want to attach just keeps showing sideways - sorry.IMG_5849-Copy-3.JPG

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Lark
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April 26, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Hi Carol Jean.  I think you have a good idea.  The east sun won't be so hot.  How many hours of sun does it get?  I direct sowed my sugar snap peas this year too, on April 10.  They are a couple inches high.  Yesterday I directed sowed some more sugar snap peas.  Hopefully I will have a longer bloom time, if it doesn't get too hot, too quick. 

Looks like you have a nice trellis for them to vine on.  Much easier for us to pick.  Smile

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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