Garden peas, petit-pois, mangetout - the list is endless. Peas are part of the leguminosae family.

How To Grow

Make sure you have a well-drained, humus-rich soil. Sow seeds outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost and plant 2.5 cms deep and 5 cms apart.

How/When To Harvesting

A pod is ready for harvest when it's well filled, although pick mangetout when they are about 7 cms long and the peas inside are just starting to develop.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Direct

Sow Direct

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 4 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 45 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 5 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 8