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Post  dkeeney on 3/5/2013, 5:40 pm

How to space peas?

The book says 8 per square.

The package says plant 2" apart which, if I understand this correctly, would lead to 36 per square. That's quite a big difference, IMHO.

A lot of my seed packets say 2" spacing which isn't specifically covered in the book.
12" spacing = 1 per square
3" spacing = 16 per square
4" spacing = 9 per square
6" spacing = 4 per square
Wouldn't 2" spacing = 36 per square?

Or do I have this wrong?
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Re: Per Square spacing for plant spacing 2"

Post  llama momma on 3/5/2013, 5:50 pm

Yes the book says 8 per square. That's how I planted and the result was a jungle of growth on the trellis.
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Re: Per Square spacing for plant spacing 2"

Post  Dunkinjean on 3/5/2013, 5:58 pm

For both my Pole Beans and Peas:
I put a trellis between two rows so I have a row of 4 squares along each side of the trellis. Then I plant 6 per square right in front of the trellis. I then plant some lettuce to fill in the square.

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Re: Per Square spacing for plant spacing 2"

Post  quiltbea on 3/6/2013, 11:56 am

You only need a double row of seeds along the north side of the square but I put them 2" apart and usually sow about ten.

You don't fill the whole square. Here are my sugar snap peas.
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Post  llama momma on 3/6/2013, 12:48 pm

I lined up my peas 4 close to the trellis and the next row of four behind, so the second row of peas was several inches away from the trellis.
When they began reaching with nothing to grab, silly me took 4 dried pampas grass stalks, tied one end to the trellis and put the opposite end near the peas. Each pea plant grabbed its own pampas stalk and went right up to the trellis. I'm not normal of course, but it worked.
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