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Can peas grow in a sandy soil?

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I have been researching what I can grow in my soil as it is, are peas a good idea? I would ideally like to grow some sugar snap varieties or will the plants not tolerate it. I'm not sure that I have the time available to make extensive soil modifications this year.


Posted by: Jenny Robertson (2 points) Jenny Robertson
Posted: March 29, 2013




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I tend to heat a little bit by hoeing a trench about 6"x 6" and filling it with finished compost to plant my peas in, I imagine any quality garden soil will work just as well. Planting thru holes in white plastic sheeting is another great way to keep your pea roots cool and moist


Posted by: J.D. Archer (31 points) J.D. Archer
Posted: April 1, 2013




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you could grow the peas in your soil but you may want to mix some garden soil in the row you are planting them in or if you are planting them in an area around a trellis. make sure they get plenty of water and you may want to use a water soluble fertilizer or mix a time release fertilizer in the soil.


Posted by: chris hedding (4 points) chris hedding
Posted: March 29, 2013


Jenny Robertson commented,
Thanks Chris, unfortunately the whole garden is like this right now, could I buy a bag of something to mix from a garden center?
almost 6 years ago.

chris hedding commented,
yes you can but don't do the whole garden that way. just where you want to plant the peas. do you plant any tall vegetables?
almost 6 years ago.

Jenny Robertson commented,
I have not planted anything yet unfortunately, just moved and am trying to make plans. I just have so much to take care of this summer that I don't think I can do any major works to the garden and will have to try and make do with what I can in the sandy soil

almost 6 years ago.



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Sure they will grow if you get them/keep them wet enough to germinate and grow up a bit. In my unamended sand they didn't grow great but was still worth growing them. Something like 3-4 pods per plant before the desert heat became too much.


Posted by: Wurgulf (45 points) Wurgulf
Posted: March 30, 2013


Jenny Robertson commented,
Thank you for the help. 3-4 pods does not sound like very much, did you grow a lot of plants? I think it's worth a try just to see what the outcome is. Otherwise there will be nothing
almost 6 years ago.

Wurgulf commented,
yeah not a large harvest they all got eaten in the garden that year.
almost 6 years ago.

Jenny Robertson commented,
I suppose I could do the same :)
almost 6 years ago.



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