When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 4 weeks before Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 4 weeks
When to Plant in Fall:
- Earliest Planting Date: 12 weeks before Average First Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 10 weeks before Average First Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 2 weeks
- To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.
Planting: Sow seeds 1 inch deep, 1-1 ½ inches apart. Do not thin.
For Ground Plot Planting: Plant seeds 3” apart in rows spaced 24” apart. Seed packet will plant a 20’ row.
For Raised Bed Planting: Plant seeds 3-6” apart. Seed packet will plant 25 sq. ft.
Care: Provide about 1 inch of water per week. If you are having heavy rainfall, watering may not be necessary. Take care to not let your plants get too wet, as in the case with over watering after a heavy rainfall, because this could encourage mildew and decrease your yield.
Harvesting: Pick when pea pods are plump but not so big that the beans are starchy. Regular picking will increase your yield.
Special Instructions/Tips: If you are using a fertilizer, choose a light fertilizer with low potassium, low nitrogen, and low phosphorus.
Germination Days: 7-10
Days to Maturity: 60
Preference: moderate water, full sun, well-draining soil