How to plant peas at home: Here we go with a super tip on how to plant at home. Another article from our collection of vegetables to plant and harvest in less than 60 days.
If you like gardening tips and how to grow your own food, this tip can help you grow and harvest beautiful peas. Well here we brought several planting tips and even a video on how to plant peas in pots.
The Pea (Pisum sativum)
Grown for more than 6000 thousand years, the pea is a legume rich in nutrients with proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins. In addition, peas are great sources of fiber.
Another important detail is that among legumes (beans, peanuts, soy, lentils and chickpeas) peas are the most digestible by our body.
Today there are dozens of types and varieties of peas thanks to their popularity in the world.
Peas can be eaten cooked, sautéed and even sprouted, for example. That is, there is a great variety of use with healthy and tasty preparations.
Whether in rice, in a soup or as a cream, peas can always make a meal creatively and cheaply.
One of the examples I like the most is Just Mayo, a mayonnaise made with white peas that is as good as oil and egg mayonnaise. It was even recommended by several international chefs and was processed by Hellmanns.
For a mayonnaise to bother Hellmanns she must have something remarkable …
Cool, huh? Shall we learn to plant peas?
How to Plant Pea at Home
Without further ado we will show you step by step every detail for you to make a great planting of peas in your home. You will certainly learn and teach when your harvest is over.
Ideal climate for planting peas
The pea is best with mild to cold climates, between 14 and 18ºC. When the temperature exceeds 30 ° the pea does not survive.
So if you live in the northeast or places where the temperature rises a lot, you may not be able to grow them.
In this case, it is better to look for another legume to try in your region.
Light and sun exposure
Direct light needs for 3 to 4 hours daily. Then, to the apartment gardeners, try to place the plants in a place with good solar incidence.
Soil for growing peas
The soil is similar to other legumes, drained, fertile but moist. Rich in organic matter and slightly acidic (6 and 6.8 pH). This type of legume does very well in consortium with cereals such as corn, for example.
Irrigation must be constant to keep the soil always moist, also justifying the temperature.
Germinating and planting the pea
Planting can be done by direct seeding, that is, placing the dry grain directly into the soil. It is possible to grow plants with little spacing between them. Try this culture and tell us what you think.
Harvesting takes between 60 and 80 days. When the pods start to form it is already possible to harvest and eat them in the form of pods and green peas. Because with a little more time (between 65 and 140 days) it is possible to harvest the ideal dry grains for storage.
How to plant peas in pots
This step-by-step video shows how easy it is to grow peas in small spaces. Especially if you live in an apartment or have a small flower bed with pots.
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