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Sugar snap peas are a great choice in your vegetable garden, especially if you're growing in a container. They have the highest yield among other conventional peas. Sugar snap peas aren’t generally bothered by pests, but they can sometimes suffer from mildew.
How do I Grow Peas?
Before you plant your peas, put in a trellis or vertical frame so they can be trained to climb. Pea seeds need to be directly sown into their containers about 3 weeks before the last frost, in the South Coast of BC, that's mid February.
Mix your presoaked seeds with legume inoculant powder for an added growing boost, then plant each seed 1 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Peas will take about 5-10 days to sprout outdoors. Make sure to keep the container’s reservoir full, so your peas get enough water.
Vitamin A, C, K, and phosphorus and iron
Pick your snap peas when you see the pods are rounded but still smooth, and pick the pods off carefully. When peas have bulged it means they’re too mature, so try to pick them beforehand.
Peas are best eaten right after you pick them because their sugar turns into starch after harvested, but they can be blanched and the frozen.
Preparing and using
Sugar snap peas are best used fresh, but if you need to store them then keep them in the refrigerator. If peas have turned brown it means they are overripe and unusable, so put them in the compost pile.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
Sugar snap peas are a great starter vegetable for kids, they are fun and easy to grow!