A comprehensive guide to growing Snow peas, including sun requirements, planting tips, and when to harvest.

Soil

What soil is good for Snowpeas?

Well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun do Snowpeas need?

A sunny position, sheltered from frost and strong winds.

Frost Tolerant

Are Snowpeas frost tolerant?

Will tolerate light frost, but several days of frost will damage the plants. 

Spacing

How much space do Snowpeas need?

Roughly 15cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Snowpeas?

Snow Peas are cool season crops that are usually planted from autumn through to spring. 

The best method for planting peas is direct sowing. Peas will grow best in temperatures between 10–25°C(50–77°F)

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Snowpeas?

Generally not required. However, the soil must be well prepared with plenty of compost mixed in. Mulch will help to retain moisture in the soil.

Harvesting

When can I harvest Snowpeas?

Snow Peas should be harvested before the pea pods swell and while they are still glossy.  

Pests

What pests do Snowpeas get?

 Aphids, Pea Moth, Slug, Snail, Leaf Miner, Mexican Bean Beetle, Thrips, Root Knot Nematode, Mites

Diseases

What diseases do Snowpeas get?

Blight, Root Rot, Damping Off, Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Septoria blotch, Mosaic Virus, Bean White Mold 

Troubleshooting

How do I troubleshoot my growing problems?

Snow Peas are climbers and require support in the form of a trellis. Keep them protected from strong winds and frost. 

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