[Market-farming] snow peas

Beth Spaugh lists at rhomestead.com
Wed Feb 1 11:01:41 EST 2012


I transplanted at 6" apart. The seedlings were only a week and a half old at
most.  That quick turnaround gives flexibility in the planting - I don't
have dates planned yet and will wait and see how the weather goes.  I do
have some area prepared both flat and raised beds and when it thaws enough I
can put QuickHoops in (didn't get to it in fall) I'll start some peas.  They
may not make it but I have lots of seed.  Of course using QuickHoops I can't
set the trellises until they have enough growth to make that a little
challenging.

Last year I transplanted April 22 and then again May 10 - Cascadia, Sugar
Ann, Sugar Snap, Sugar Sprint, Mammoth Snow, Oregon sugar, Blizzard - I
overbought peas when I started up but they have kept well so far.

Hmmm, for earliest I might go with 4 seeds/cell in 72s and plant 12" apart.
That might allow a little more growth inside/wiggle room for weather.

Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
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"How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used." -
Wendell Berry

"Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." - Frances
Moore Lappe

 
 

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Etienne Goyer
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:11 AM
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] snow peas

I did try transplanting peas (Sugar Snap) back when I was a hobby
gardener a couple years ago.  I started them in soil blocks, one seed
per 2" block, and I found out that the tap root was really starting to
grow wild after about two weeks.  So they do need to be transplanted
quite young indeed.

Doing my planning for the season, what I find out is that pea
transplants takes up a lot of room just when the seedling greenhouse is
at its peak use (for me, late April).  I was planning on one seed per 72
cell transplanted in double rows at 3".  To save space in the
greenhouse, I might try two seeds per cell and space them further apart.

Beth, how old are your peas transplants when you set them out?  Which
varieties do you transplant?


On 12-02-01 09:32 AM, Beth Spaugh wrote:
> Transplanting peas works great. Two seeds per cell in 128s.  Let them get
> about 1 1/2" tall so they don't get root bound.  I love transplants -
> instant garden.  And you can set your trellis first and plant on either
> side.  Even stand. Jump on weeds. A little earlier, but I am transplanting
> my successions also because it just works so much better for me. 
> 
> Beth Spaugh
> Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
> http://rhomestead.com      http://www.facebook.com/rhomestead
>  
> 
> "How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used."
-
> Wendell Berry
> 
> "Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." - Frances
> Moore Lappe
> 
>  
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Etienne
Goyer
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:26 PM
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] snow peas
> 
> On 12-01-31 07:45 PM, Ron McElwain wrote:
>> Any hints for getting an earlier start on snow pea production?  
>> Ron McElwain
> 
> I have heard from another grower that you can transplant them.  I do
> plan on transplanting Sugar Ann snap peas at two weeks age this spring
> to try for myself.  If this works, that will make for some really early
> peas indeed!
> 
> 

-- 
Etienne Goyer  -  Le Jardin du Village
http://lejardinduvillage.wordpress.com

"Changer le monde, une betterave à la fois"

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