Growing snap peas in garden. Last time, we prepared the best soil for sugar snap peas. About 6 weeks have passed since then. This time, we’re planting sugar snap peas without tendrils. (Grow snap peas from seed.)
When planting sugar snaps around early November, after overwintering, the harvest time of snap peas will be around early April. Because they are grown overwinter, the cultivation period becomes slightly longer from snap peas seed to harvest. (Autumn-sown sugar snap peas take about 5-6 months from sowing to harvest.)
We prepared for the cultivation of sugar snap peas in late September. We performed soil preparation, fertilization, and bed making.
The snap peas planting time is early November, which is ideal. (Best time to plant peas)
Snap peas harvested next spring need to overwinter with a height that can withstand the cold of winter. Snap peas are most cold-resistant when they have a height of about 15cm (6 inches). If you want a 15cm (6 inches) height in the dead of winter, the optimal snap peas planting time is early November.
For planting sugar snap peas, we make four holes in plot. You need about 25cm (9.8 inches) of plant snap peas spacing. If you have extra space, I think a plant spacing of about 30cm (12 inches) should be fine.
For planting sugar snap pea seeds, we use a mulch cutter to make holes.
Once there are 4 holes within the plot, the preparation for planting sugar snap pea seeds is complete.
Sow 4 sugar snap pea seeds in each hole. The planting depth is approximately 1cm (0.4 in.). Press snap pea seeds in to a depth of 1cm (0.4 in.) with your finger.
Cover the snap pea seeds with soil, press down with your hand. When you firmly press with your hand, the sugar snap pea seeds adhere to the soil, allowing moisture to reach the seeds, which improves the germination rate.
After sowing the seeds, we cover the sugar snap pea plots with non-woven fabric. (The placed non-woven fabric is secured by U-shaped garden pin.) By placing a non-woven fabric, you can prevent the snap pea seeds from drying out, and it also shields them from direct contact with watering or rainwater, protecting the snap pea seeds.
Seeds of legume vegetables like sugar snap peas are a favorite of birds. If you don’t take precautions while leaving the seeds sown, they may be dug up and eaten. Since it would be a waste if the sugar snap peas you’ve sown with effort were eaten by birds, let’s cover them with non-woven fabric.
After covering with non-woven fabric, water the soil to the point of moisture. (Be careful not to overwater, as it can cause the seeds to rot.) With this, the sugar snap pea seeding is complete.
Following is the video for how-to. English subtitles are available.