HOW TO GROW peas and sweetpeas
Early spring is a good time to sow pea seeds because they like cool soil.
1 Choose a sunny spot.
2 Make a teepee or climbing frame for your peas to grow on. Use bamboo stakes and string, find twigs and branches around the garden, or ask for help building a wire netting climbing frame. Google for ideas. Once your pea seedlings grow tendrils they will cling to their support all by themselves!
3 Plant seeds about 2cm deep and 10cm apart next to their support.
4 Keep the mix just moist (not wet).
5 Protect your seedlings from slugs and snails.
6 When the seedlings are 5-10cm high feed them with liquid fertiliser (Yates tomato food is ideal). This will give them a strong start.
one week after sowing