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Old August 3, 2016   #1
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Default growing sugar snap peas question

So I buy bags of sugar snap peas from Trader Joe's every week and wanted to put some in the garden. Is it possible to just pluck the peas out of the snap peas and plant them?
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Old August 3, 2016   #2
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The snaps would have to completely mature/dry on the vine for the seeds to be viable.
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Old August 5, 2016   #3
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oh darn! Thanks for the info.
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Old August 5, 2016   #4
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I have grown mature pea seeds that are still green. They do not have to dry.
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Old August 5, 2016   #5
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Is it possible to just pluck the peas out of the snap peas and plant them?
Try it. You could quickly become the expert on this.
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Old August 5, 2016   #6
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Give it a try. The seeds might already be viable... Just take them out of the pod and plant them immediately... My experience is that seeds become viable long before they become mature.
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Thank you! I will try it. There are quite a few seeds that seem very large so at least they look like they've developed to full size.
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Yeah, i've heard that you can plant peas strait from the pod while green. Let us know if it works for you!
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Old December 27, 2016   #9
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I've often had peas sprout in the pod after a day of rain, so chances are that some might grow. Look for faded, bulging pods, which would be the most mature.
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Old December 27, 2016   #10
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Every year i cannot grow enough for the table. We eat right out of the garden fresh and hope
for more saved for a meal...you can poke some back into the soil. I have so many varieties going in succession over a 6 week early Spring planting along a long row that i am happy with that....weeks of early peas. Then start other varieties right next to them...
All different and different growing needs. Lower in the row are dwarf purple snow peas last season and a dwarf grown for shoots. (use that lower space to try new ones!). Rotation of crops even in small gardens is a rotation of garden harvest bounty. Just keep all fed and peas are fine grown really tight together.

Early peas can be started very close together. Packed an inch apart in three tight rows.
(one of the only that like that)
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Default How tall does Oregon Giant Snow Pea grow?

There seems to be confusion whether Oregon Giant is a bush plant or a climbing plant. One vendor says vine is 30" with or without support, a second vendor recommends staking the intermediate 3–4' vines and a forum post refers to it as a Bush. I grew what was said to be Oregon Giant Snow Pea for the first time this winter. It has done very well for me and climbed a trellis and is 6' tall. I'm asking because I would like to know what I have before reordering.
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I never even knew there was such a thing as a bush snow pea. I've grown Oregon Giant several times and they are climbers. Have some now in fact. They are over 6ft now, the constant rains this winter sure helped.
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I always select varieties of all peas that are 24" tall because I do not want climbers.
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I never even knew there was such a thing as a bush snow pea. I've grown Oregon Giant several times and they are climbers. Have some now in fact. They are over 6ft now, the constant rains this winter sure helped.
peebee,
Thanks for your response.
My Oregon Giants are still producing but probably not for much longer. Here is a post to a small snow pea trial that is interesting.
http://www.ozgrow.com/index.php?topic=11933.0
I hope to grow Oregon Giant again next season and also give Mammoth Melting Sugar a try as well.
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Old March 7, 2017   #15
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I always select varieties of all peas that are 24" tall because I do not want climbers.
My garden space isn't too large so I try to squeeze as much in as possible, therefore, that includes going higher. When my pole beans give up next Winter I may try some Green Beauty Snow Peas in their place. Green Beauty is said to grow up to 8' tall.
If anybody has tried them, it would be interesting to hear your results.
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