All Things Gardening forum: Need spring peas for a market garden

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
Feb 25, 2015 6:10 PM CST
We will be planting peas for a market garden. I need some sweet English peas. We want to;
Sell fresh
Eat fresh, boiled
Store frozen IQF
store dried

Prefer a variety I won't have to trellis. Zone 6b-7a middle Tennessee. 1800ft elevation.

I need to buy enough for 1600 square feet.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Feb 28, 2015 8:56 AM CST
Laxton's Progress #9 is what I prefer. If you broadcast the seeds rather than sow in rows they plants will support themselves. They grow about 2 to 3 ft tall so grown this way no need to trellis. When you want to pick them just wade in and pick; you'll most likely get 3 pickings, depending on how soon the heat comes on.

Note: Laxton's Improved is NOT the same as Laxton's Progress #9 so beware you don't buy the wrong variety.

Hope this helps.

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