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Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  jcarverwarren on Sat 10 Mar - 20:09

Hey Y'all!

This is my husband and my first year growing a "square foot" garden. We both grew up gardening the traditional row way, so we are a little confused about spacing. Have any of you had experience growing Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas? If so how many peas did you plant per 12 inch square?

Thanks in advance!



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Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  Ha-v-v on Tue 3 Apr - 14:30

I first want to apologize for not seeing this post!!! How sad I missed it. I have not grown Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas myself. I will get some reading done tonight about them. I am getting ready to plant garden peas and they are 8 per square foot. Here is a link to a thread about field peas that might help you http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t10299-peas-vs-beans

Again I am so sorry for not seeing your note, I hope you are well and doing okay in your garden so far this year :-D


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Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  TooterBelle on Wed 2 May - 15:00

I've always grown purple hulls in rows too, we did put them in a raised bed last summer but without the mm. They did great, we spaced them about 1" apart and planted in topsoil only. I have them planted this year too and they are doing great, I did not use the mm though, I've always heard (from grandparents and uncles) that "if you fertalize peas you will raise vines...NOT peas"... So we just used the topsoil, vermiculite and a little peat and planted the bush variety (Texas pinkeye), 9 per sq ft.

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Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  walshevak on Wed 2 May - 21:11

Sounds like a crop to grow in a second year bed without replenishing the compost.



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Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  TooterBelle on Wed 2 May - 21:32

A second year bed might still be richer than you want. We've always planted peas in the sandiest, worst dirt there is in the garden. I had a bright idea one year to spray them with a little miracle grow.... they took over the whole garden!! They were huge and gorgeous, vines everywhere (even though they were bush peas).... we didn't even get a bushel of peas out of a half an acre. Needless to say, I don't fertalize peas anymore!Very Happy

I did like adding the vermiculite and peat to the dirt though, it seem to lighten it up a little and keeps them from getting really muddy when we get rain.

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