Planting Super Sugar Snap Peas

(Last Updated On: June 24, 2010)

One of the best treats from your garden are the peas, particularly the sugar snap variety (actually mine are super sugar snap peas). There is a sweetness that you get that you will never find down at the supermarket where you spend over $3 a pound for peas shipped from Guatemala. I planted mine at my community garden plot in a raised bed.

Support
These peas do need some support but it can be done on the cheap. I just bought some wooden stakes and some plastic mesh netting. We used a staple gun to attach the netting to the stakes. These peas can grow up to 5-6 feet, but even if you are a little short of that you will be fine as once the plants reach that point, they should grab on to each other. I planted the seeds on both sides of the stakes, so make sure you leave room to do so and you can double your crop.

Spacing
When I planted the peas, I put them close together, about an inch apart. Peas don’t mind being close together, in fact the competition for space will help the peas grow nice and tall.

Expected Harvest
One can expect to harvest these sugar snap peas after 64 days. I planted them on Sunday, April 25th, so counting ahead 64 days, bring us to Monday, June 28th.

3 Replies to “Planting Super Sugar Snap Peas”

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