Pea, Field (Organic)

$2.49

Pisum sativum Horizon

Minimum: 150+ seeds

Enhance your garden with the versatile and nutritious Field Pea (Pisum sativum Horizon) seeds. Known for their robust growth and high yield, these peas are an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a reliable crop that improves soil health and provides a delicious, protein-rich harvest. Field peas are perfect for cover cropping, green manure, and culinary use, making them a valuable addition to any garden.

Key Features:

  1. High Yield: Field Peas (Pisum sativum Horizon) are renowned for their high yield, producing an abundant crop of delicious peas that can be used fresh, dried, or stored for later use.

  2. Versatile Use: Ideal for both culinary and agricultural purposes. Use them in soups, stews, and salads, or grow them as a cover crop to enrich your soil.

  3. Soil Improvement: These legumes are excellent nitrogen fixers, improving soil fertility and structure by adding organic matter and nitrogen, making them a perfect choice for crop rotation and green manure.

  4. Resilient Growth: Field peas are hardy and adaptable, thriving in a variety of soil types and conditions. They are also drought-tolerant once established, making them a reliable crop even in less-than-ideal conditions.

  5. Pollinator Friendly: The blossoms attract beneficial pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, contributing to a healthy and productive garden ecosystem.

Specifications:

  • Plant Type: Field Pea (Pisum sativum Horizon)
  • Height: Grows up to 2-3 feet tall
  • Spread: 1-2 feet wide
  • Bloom Time: Spring to early summer
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well-draining, moderately fertile soil
  • Watering Needs: Moderate watering; drought-tolerant once established

Benefits:

  • Nutritious Harvest: Enjoy a bountiful harvest of protein-rich peas, perfect for fresh consumption or storage.
  • Soil Enrichment: Improve soil health and fertility with nitrogen-fixing capabilities, enhancing subsequent crop yields.
  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for cover cropping, green manure, and culinary use, offering multiple benefits from a single planting.
  • Low Maintenance: Hardy and resilient, field peas require minimal care and are easy to grow even for novice gardeners.
  • Pollinator Support: Attracts and supports beneficial pollinators, fostering a healthy garden ecosystem.

Growing Tips:

  1. Planting: Sow seeds directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in early spring. Plant seeds 1-2 inches deep and 2 inches apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart.
  2. Light: Provide full sun for optimal growth, although they can tolerate partial shade.
  3. Watering: Water regularly until established, then maintain moderate watering. Ensure soil is well-drained to prevent waterlogging.
  4. Soil: Field peas thrive in moderately fertile soil but are adaptable to various soil types. Avoid overly rich soil, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth.
  5. Maintenance: Minimal maintenance required. Support tall varieties with trellises or stakes if necessary. Harvest peas when pods are plump and firm.

Usage:

  • Culinary: Harvest fresh peas for use in salads, soups, and stews, or dry and store them for later use in various dishes.
  • Cover Cropping: Plant as a cover crop to improve soil health, prevent erosion, and add organic matter.
  • Green Manure: Turn under the crop as green manure to enrich the soil with organic matter and nitrogen.
  • Pollinator Gardens: Include in gardens to attract and support beneficial pollinators, enhancing the overall health of your garden.

Order your Field Pea (Pisum sativum Horizon) seeds today and enjoy the numerous benefits of this versatile and nutritious legume in your garden.