March and April are the best months for sowing peas. They
prefer rich soil.
Sow the seeds in trenches
about 2 inches (5 cm) deep and 8
inches (20 cm) wide: sprinkle the peas in the
trench so that they
are 2 - 3 inches (5 - 8 cm) apart. Carefully
re-cover with soil.
Germinating peas are attractive both to birds
and to mice and
need to be protected with wire or plastic
The plants must be supported by a framework of
sticks, wire netting, plastic netting or string -
this should be
constructed no later than when the plants start
to produce tendrils.
Peas are one of the most delicious vegetables
that you can grow in
the garden. They should be picked when they are
small and sweet.