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Lot No: 70205038
Test Date: 12/16
Sweet peas like cool weather and can be grown anywhere as long as you have composted
soil. Peas can be grown in spring and fall. Plant seeds every 3 to 4 weeks for
continuous harvest. Plant your seeds outdoors. Spring planting should occur as
soon as soil can be worked, and fall planting done in August, September, and
October. Most varieties require stakes, trellises, or other support for the
vines to climb. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or
straw around base of plant.
Keep the soil consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.
Pick the sweet peas regularly to promote growth of new pods. They should be
harvested when pods are fully rounded.
by Anonymous on June 11, 2009
I came upon Alaska Sweet Peas from a biology teacher. I planted them very early this spring (late March in NORTHEAST PA). There is a VERY high yielding variety. My vines grew up a 4 foot fence and they are hanging another 2 feet above the fence. I planted about 100 seeds and I am pulling over 4 quarts daily... for the past week. Even as I pull the peas off there are hundreds of white flowers and hundreds of pea pods in various stages. The standard sugar snap pea that is growing on another section of fence has yet to produce a single flower. It has managed to grow almost 4 feet up. I cannot say enough about how well the Alaskan Sweet Peas are growing... AMAZING!!
by James on October 18, 2012
Similar experience here in Maryland. Supposed 30" vines just kept climbing and setting peas like mad. Ended up with a good 6' of vine in raised beds with lots of compost and I think we used inoculant. The yield was crazy good. Had about a 16' row that put about a gallon in the freezer and I lost count of how many we ate the day we picked them. Every time we thought they were done and got ready to pull them for the next crop my wife would have me wait just a few days and Bam!... they were back again. Definitely planting more of these next year. Next time I will definitely spread them out more as well. Grew so tight they were a bit hard to pick.