Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Mimi2 Today at 8:42 am

» Shallots, Prisma
by 9huskies Today at 8:35 am

» Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by rajmahendra Today at 5:29 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 4:01 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 3:56 am

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson Today at 3:50 am

» Mason bees
by rajmahendra Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:56 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:51 pm

» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:13 am

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 10/19/2016, 2:15 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/18/2016, 11:17 am

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG in India
by rajmahendra 10/18/2016, 7:50 am

» mason bees-for 2015
by has55 10/18/2016, 6:20 am

» The Research Journey:Connecting the dots with Soil & Diverse Cover Crops
by has55 10/18/2016, 12:06 am

» Cinnamon Pickles
by yolos 10/17/2016, 11:31 pm

» who has chickens
by Ginger Blue 10/17/2016, 9:16 pm

» Lemon Grass
by Mimi2 10/17/2016, 12:28 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Kelejan 10/16/2016, 8:26 pm

» MUSIC: Classical
by Kelejan 10/16/2016, 8:25 pm


Search SFG Forum

Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  jcarverwarren on 3/10/2012, 8:09 pm

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!



Posts : 1
Join date : 2012-03-10
Location : Mississippi

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  Ha-v-v on 4/3/2012, 2:30 pm

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


Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 56
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  TooterBelle on 5/2/2012, 3:00 pm

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.

Hope this helps!Very Happy


Posts : 15
Join date : 2011-08-31
Age : 52
Location : Ark-La-Tex

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  walshevak on 5/2/2012, 9:11 pm

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



Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4305
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 73
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  TooterBelle on 5/2/2012, 9:32 pm

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.

Last edited by TooterBelle on 5/2/2012, 9:34 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : after thought)


Posts : 15
Join date : 2011-08-31
Age : 52
Location : Ark-La-Tex

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas

Post  Sponsored content Today at 9:05 am

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum