Just snow delicious
SNOW peas are crisp and delicious sweet pods that can be eaten whole. They are perfect for using fresh in salads, lightly steamed or added to stir fries. They are also ideal as a school lunch box snack, particularly if the kids have helped grow and pick them.
Snow peas are climbers that can grow up to 2m tall, so they will need a fence, tripod or trellis for support. Where possible, position the trellis running north to
south for maximum sunlight. Snow peas can also be grown in a pot, so they’re fantastic for a sunny balcony. It’s best to sow seed
directly where they will grow. Water the seeds in after sowing and then don’t water for a few days. Over-watering and water-logged soil can
lead to the seeds rotting. Snow pea flowers themselves are quite decorative. To encourage lots of healthy growth and plenty of flowers and pods, fertilise regularly with potassium-fortified
fertilisers. Pick peas regularly to promote a prolonged harvest. Watch for snails and slugs while seedlings are small. A light scattering of snail and slug pellets will easily
control the damaging pests. Winter is a perfect time to sow snow peas and you could be harvesting home-grown peas in only eight to 10
weeks. Happy growing.