Planting Fall Harvested Peas - Knowledgebase Question

Nokesville, VA
Avatar for BCroushorn
Question by BCroushorn
June 8, 1999
I would like to try planting fall peas. I live in zone 7 and I would like to know your recommendations for when to plant and what peas would grow best.

Answer from NGA
June 8, 1999
You'll want to plant your seeds in time to allow the beans to mature prior to the first frost of the season. In your Zone 7 garden, the first frost generally occurs between September 30 and October 30. To be on the safe side, let's plan to have the entire crop harvested by mid- to late-September. Pole beans take a week to ten days longer to mature than bush beans, so if you're planting pole-types such as Kentucky Wonder or Blue Lake, sow the seeds directly in the ground by mid-July. This will give the seeds about a week to germinate and about 60 days to maturity. If you're planting bush beans, such as Burpee's Tenderpod or Stringless Green Pod, you can sow by the first of August. Plant the seeds one-inch deep and 2"-3" apart in rows 18"-36" apart. Happy harvesting!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Butter Lemon"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.