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Pea Plants With No Pods Top Reasons Why Pea Pods Won't Form

Pea Plants With No Pods Top Reasons Why Pea Pods Won't Form
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  • Brian Casey

Here are the top reasons why a pea plant may not be growing or producing as it should:

  1. How do you encourage peas to grow?
  2. How long do pea pods take to fill out?
  3. How do pea pods form?
  4. Should I soak peas before planting?
  5. What is the best fertilizer for peas?

How do you encourage peas to grow?

Choose an open, weed-free site in full sun. Grow peas in a moist, fertile, well drained soil. Try to dig plenty of well rotted compost into the soil several weeks before sowing to improve soil fertility and help retain moisture. It's best to avoid sowing peas on cold, wet soils as they tend to rot away.

How long do pea pods take to fill out?

Generally, the following time periods apply: Garden peas: Pods mature 18 to 21 days after flowering. Snap peas: Pods mature five to eight days after flowering. Sugar peas: Pods mature about seven days after flowering.

How do pea pods form?

Once pollinated, fertilization takes place inside the female ovaries, and tiny pea pods appear as the flowers wither and die. Peas produce six to eight peas inside each pod, and each pea contains the materials to grow another plant.

Should I soak peas before planting?

Some pea (Pisum sativum) seeds will look wrinkled. Most of them have hard coats, and all benefit from soaking before planting. Soak them overnight in warm water. This will expedite the germination process.

What is the best fertilizer for peas?

Peas grow best in soil with a pH between 6 and 7.5. Use well-rotted manure or compost at planting. Continuous use of high phosphorus fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 15-30-15, or high rates of manure or manure compost results in phosphorus buildup in the soil.

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