How to Grow Peas and Pods

Peas are at their finest the moment they are picked. Grow your own and you will never eat store-bought ones again.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
peas are ready about 3 weeks after flowering How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

When to Harvest

Peas are ready about three weeks after flowering. The pods at the base of the plant mature first. Pick them when they are young for the sweetest taste. Keep picking, and the plant will keep producing. After harvesting, cut the plant off and leave the roots in the ground to release nitrogen — a natural fertilizer.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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