How many sugar snap peas should I plant?

For peas, the square foot method recommends 8 pea plants per square foot. For pole sugar snap peas, I will plant 4 on one side near the trellis and 4 on the other side of the square near the other side of the trellis. It seems to work well. You can also grow them in rows along a fence for support.

How many sugar snap peas grow per plant?

Purveyors list 20 pounds per 100 feet, with spacing at four peas per foot. That’s less than an ounce per plant which incredibly low, or least seems like it is unless they are only counting the pods.

How many peas should I plant for a family of 4?

Crop (number of plants per ft. of row)Number of plants per person
Leaf lettuce (Thin to 3 plants/ft. of row)24 plants
Melon (1 plant/6 ft. of row)1-2 plants
Onion (4 sets/ft. of row)12-20 sets
Peas (6 plants/ft. of row)15-20 plants

Do pea plants produce more than one crop?

Gather up affected pods and compost them. Healthy plants may produce a second crop if dry weather returns in time. To prevent, make sure plants get good air circulation and plenty of sun to dry quickly after rains.

How many peas are in a hole?

Peas prefer to be direct-sown deep in the soil, unlike many other types of seeds. Plant your peas 1.5-2” deep, with two peas per hole. Once they have sprouted, thin as necessary per seed packet directions.

What month do you plant sugar snap peas?

Peas are one of the very first crops of spring; you can plant sugar snap peas as early as February in some locations, depending on whether the soil temperature has risen enough for the ground to have thawed and become workable. (Many gardeners align their pea planting schedule with St. Patrick’s Day.)

Do sugar snap peas need cages?

Snap peas need to climb to grow, so you need to have a support system in place. Pea trellises are widely available at garden centers, but I used an upside down tomato cage and it worked extremely well. This is my favorite hack for growing sugar snap peas in containers!

What do you plant after sugar snap peas?

The most popular vegetable to plant after peas is cucumbers, which often can be trained up the same trellis used by the peas. Indeed, members of the squash family quickly make themselves at home in pea soil, and the same is true of root crops like carrots and parsnips.

How far apart should peas be spaced?

Spacing Requirements – Seeds should be planted at a depth of ½–1 inch and between 2–3 inches apart. Space rows of peas at least 18 inches apart.

What bugs eat sugar snap peas?

  • Armyworms.
  • Cucumber beetles.
  • Leaf miners.
  • Nematodes.
  • Spider mites.
  • Thrips.
  • And then there are the cutworms — many people control cutworms by picking them off by hand. Ugh.

Does sugar snap peas need full sun?

Do peas need full sun to grow? For best results, peas need at least six to eight hours of full sun exposure daily. Pea plants will tolerate partial shade (especially in the hottest part of the day), but they will grow slower.

How many pea plants should I plant?

CropNumber of Plants to Grow
Pea (shelling)15 to 30 per person
Pea (snap or snow)3 to 5 per person
Pepper (sweet)3 to 5 per person
Pepper (hot)1 to 2 per person

Do snap peas need a trellis?

Unlike beans, peas do not open when they are ripe or have a membrane in the pod. Most cultivars are climbing vines and need a trellis for support (Fig. 1). In seed catalogs, they are described as tall climbers.

How big of a garden do I need for a family of 5?

Generally speaking, 200 square feet of garden space per person will allow for a harvest that feeds everyone year-round.

How much do sugar snap peas yield?

Average trellised sugar snap pea yields are typically 400 to 600 cartons per acre, generally running 100 to 200 cartons per acre behind snow pea yields. Variations in edible-pod pea yields are often related to time of the year or number of plantings on the same piece of land.

How many peas can I plant in a container?

The peas should be planted about 1 inch deep and you can plant 5 to 8 peas per container. You can plant two peas to a hole and thin as you see fit. It is good practice to use 2 seeds in case one doesn’t germinate. You can always remove plants If needed but I do find you can really pack them into a container.

How many sugar snap peas are in a 5 gallon bucket?

20 or so plants in each bucket. Growing sugar sap peas in 5 gallon buckets. Last years crop was 7 to 9 feet tall. 20 or so plants in each bucket.

How deep do snap pea roots go?

Shallow Rooting (12 to 18 Inches)Medium Rooting (18 to 24 Inches)Deep Rooting (24 to 36+ Inches)
Collard greensPeas (snap)Watermelons
CornPeas (snow)
EndivePeppers (hot)
FennelPeppers (sweet)


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