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Sugar Snap Pea Question-Trellising?

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Sugar Snap Pea Question-Trellising?

Post  jymarino on 5/6/2011, 10:44 am

I planted 9 transplants from the store of Sugar snap peas. They are growing well and I am trellising them as they grow up. Some however are latching onto one another instead of the poles and pulling each other down. Should I trim the tendrills that are troublesome and retrain them or just let them go? I don't have a clean trellis system other than the trellis in the back of the box but most aren't tall enough to reach there yet. I have been pulling sticks off of fallen limbs for makeshift supports and they seem to take to them o.k. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Sugar Snap Pea Question-Trellising?

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/6/2011, 12:33 pm

Jennie, let them use the sticks to get "over" to your trellis.

No clipping or trimming. It really is not a problem if they latch on to each other at the bottom, once they get onto your trellis, they will climb, climb, climb. While it might be a little messy at the bottom, your peas will be up on the trellis and fairly easy to harvest.
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