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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 4, 2017 9:29 PM CST
Hi! I planted peas March 20th in thawed soil under plastic. Zone 4. It has gotten below freezing, but stays warm under there. It was seed from last year. Was stored fine. I have kept the plastic on, and have been watering.

Should I be worried?

The radishes, lettuce and arugula I planted 3 1/2 weeks ago are sprouting.
(Zone 6b)
DrGardener
Apr 4, 2017 9:32 PM CST
I would say they will eventually sprout in a couple more weeks.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 4, 2017 9:58 PM CST
Here's what I just read:

"Temperature. Peas will sprout in 21 to 30 days if the soil temperature is 38 degrees Fahrenheit and the germination rate, or number of seeds that do sprout, will be low. At temperatures of 65 to 70 F the seeds will sprout within 7 to 14 days and the germination percentage will be in the high 90s for fresh seed."

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 5, 2017 5:11 AM CST
Thanks!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 5, 2017 10:26 AM CST
And that explains why I never have any luck direct sowing peas. If I'm going to grow peas, I start them indoors. I get good germination and they transplant easily. Smiling
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 5, 2017 10:40 AM CST
woofie said:And that explains why I never have any luck direct sowing peas. If I'm going to grow peas, I start them indoors. I get good germination and they transplant easily. Smiling


I've been doing the same thing... might have started after I saw a comment from you about it previously, Woofie! A lot more reliable and you end up with a nice row of peas that doesn't have gaps (and doesn't need thinning).
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