Leaves on pea plant turning brown

Pea    NY

My container garden on my balcony has been going quite well recently but I have ran into a problem with my peas. I am growing Burpees Super Snappy and had been trying to get them to climb the balcony railings. I have noticed that the very bottom leaves of a few of the plants have turned brown and dry. They are clearly dead, Does anybody know what might be causing this and if its something I should be concerned about?

Posted by: Sophie Brooks (3 points) Sophie Brooks
Posted: May 30, 2013


it could be too hot in the container you are growing them in . peas are a cool season crop and don't do very well when temps. get above 75 degrees . provide some shade for them in the afternoon if you can just to keep them a little cooler during the hottest part of the day and cover the outside of the pot with aluminum foil to reflect heat but don't put it on the bottom just around it.. it may help but it may be better to wait to plant more again in the mid part of august for a fall crop.

Posted by: chris hedding (1 point) chris hedding
Posted: May 30, 2013

Sophie Brooks commented,
Yes, the weather has gotten quite hot here so i guess that could be it, thanks for the response
over 7 years ago.

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