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Short on Space But Want Home-Grown Peas? Grow Peas in Pots.

By Newyorkrita
November 30, 2014

Any type of garden peas, including snap peas, snow peas and shelling peas, can be easily and successfully grown in large pots.

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Name: Bonnie Harris
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TiaLee
Dec 6, 2014 5:55 PM CST
Do you have an ideal number of seedlings to leave in the pot?
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Dec 6, 2014 6:01 PM CST
I don't thin them. It would disturb roots too much if I tried that. I simply scanter the seeds in the pot, no rows or anything. Cover and good to go. So you have to sow enough seeds to make a decent crop but not so many that you have overcrowded them.
Name: Kim
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Chillybean
Aug 19, 2015 2:00 PM CST
This was one of my first questions. I do not like thinning, it always seems such a waste of seed.

I decided against peas this year because we have never harvested more than enough for a meal and some garden snacking. I will do my best to remember this for next year. Thank you for the idea, Newyorkrita!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 19, 2015 2:27 PM CST
I don't thin them at all., They can be rather thickly planted in the pots but I do plant so that I will not need any thinning.

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