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About This Plant...
Family: Fabaceae
Genus and species: Pisum sativum
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 6-36 days
Germination temp.: 40-75 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 50-80 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 1-3 inches
Spacing between rows: 24-48 inches
Growing On...
Pests: seed corn maggots, aphids, and slugs
Diseases: powdery mildew, fusarium wilt, and viruses
Harvest: pick garden peas when pods are filled out but still tender; snow peas when the pods are tender and the seeds inside are undeveloped; and snap peas when the pods are filled out but still crisp
Growing tips: set up trellises at time of planting

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