Sowing seedChoose an open spot which has not grown peas for 2 seasons. Apply lit dressing of Fish blood and bone before sowing.
Plant the seed within 6" drills, spreading several seed within the 2" deep drill, with the rows about the equivalent distance apart as the expected height of the grown crop.
Crop Care Protect rows from birds with netting or black cotton before the seeds germinate. Hoe regularly and water during any dry spells. When seedlings are 3" high insert short twiggy branches to provide support to the stems. Taller growing varieties may need the support of a screen of netting next to each row.
Sowing time Sow from mid-March onwards