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Post  PeggyC on 3/24/2011, 8:52 pm

I'm in zone 4B. It's still super cold. last spring frost date is May 23rd ish.

I really want to start my peas from seed but have trouble believing they'll do ok outside. Plus, Hail season is almost here. I'm not in a rush to start babysitting outdoor plants, when nothing else will go in the ground for another 8-10 weeks.

So, any reason why I SHOULD NOT start peas indoors? The package doesn't even give the option.

Thanks!
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Post  camprn on 3/24/2011, 9:01 pm

Historically, they don't transplant well. For me it's just easier to wait and plant them outside when the time is right. http://howtogardenguide.com/2009/03/28/growing-sugar-snap-peas/
Try this Johnny's seed starting calculator I think you can direct sow peas safely in your area in about 2-3 weeks.
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Post  PeggyC on 3/24/2011, 9:15 pm

WHOAH!! That Johnny's thing is AWESOME!! Thank you so much!!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 3/24/2011, 10:59 pm

Our Master Gardener at the Community Garden has started Sugar Snap peas for the children's garden. Really just trying to give the kids a jump start on their muddy garden (over 12 inches of rain in the last 3 weeks). To be honest, my transplants last fall were not very successful, but we will intersperse the sugar snap seedlings with direct sown seeds to give the kids a good chance for peas.
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