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Pea trellising

Post  Chopper on 8/18/2010, 8:03 pm

I have one box that has a three square width. I was going to do three squares of peas across the width of the box.

Question: is one trellis enough or do I need three or... In my notes I show 9 peas plants per square. So each square would have three rows of three seeds. Each pea plant will need a trellis. My little cramped mind can't move any father than that.

For this first box I was going to plant "Alaska" which says it only gets 2.5' tall, but later I will be doing some sugar snaps and perhaps others.


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Post  boffer on 8/18/2010, 8:59 pm

@Chopper wrote:I was going to do three squares of peas across the width of the box.
good job!

Good for you-if you're gonna plant peas, PLANT SOME PEAS!!! None of this one square of peas at a time thing! neener

Here's a different trellis concept that might give you some ideas. This is a 1x4 box that I planted 9 days ago, hoping for a fall harvest. There's more than 9 per square. The box is on the north side of the trellis; as the plants grow taller they start leaning towards the sun and laying on the trellis. The plants farthest away just grab on to the other plants. The pole peas will grow past the trellis peak, and gravity begins pulling them down the other side. No more peas 8 feet off the ground!


I have them covered to stay cooler and protect them from the deer.


Three plantings of peas from Feb. and Mar. The March plantings are still producing. Shocked

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Post  camprn on 8/18/2010, 10:06 pm

I was very satisfied with my pea trellis this year. I planted Sugar Ann snap peas, bush type, 15 per square, 4 squares in a row. I put up one trellis pole 5 foot high. on either side of the trellis I tacked down some recycled moulding strips to the box. Then I threaded twine over the top of the trellis, under the moulding, over the top of trellis, under the other strip of moulding. etc.

It seemed like not enough string, but the reality was the plants supported each other between the stringing.Plenty of support yet I could still see through the plants to harvest easily.

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Post  Chopper on 8/18/2010, 10:09 pm

Very nice and it solves the problem of having more than one PVC trellis per 12 inches. Thanks boffer and camprn!

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Post  Chopper on 8/18/2010, 10:12 pm

@boffer wrote:Good for you-if you're gonna plant peas, PLANT SOME PEAS!!! None of this one square of peas at a time thing! neener

Hey, I'm in this for the food first, the fun is just a perk!

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Post  camprn on 8/18/2010, 10:21 pm

@Chopper wrote:
@boffer wrote:Good for you-if you're gonna plant peas, PLANT SOME PEAS!!! None of this one square of peas at a time thing! neener

Hey, I'm in this for the food first, the fun is just a perk!
PERK! Shocked

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