Grow snow peas – kids love them
Tasty, fast and easy-to-grow describes snow peas. They are top beginner gardener plants, kids love them and they produce well in even a small space. They are also quick to grow and crop and can be grown through winter.
Snow peas grow best in full sun but can tolerate some shade and still produce pods. Too much shade however encourages poor growth with few pods and increases fungal disease such as powdery mildew.
Direct sow seeds at the base of a support such as a tepee or climbing frame. Make the climbing support at least 2m high. To help the tiny plants reach their support, put twigs into the ground to help them start their climb. Also encourage growth with regular applications of liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES for Tomatoes & Vegetables.
Watch for flowers to form and expect pods soon after. With strong growth, snow peas can be producing those tasty green pods within 8-10 weeks from planting.