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Q.(Not Sure If This Was Sent Before) How Do I Save My Leggy Pea Plants And Get Them Ready To Plant Outside?

Zone 61108 | Haley Shaw added on June 9, 2020 | Answered

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am sorry if this question has already been received, but I did not receive any confirmation that it sent. I planted 8 pea seeds on March 30th, and because they were part of a school science experiment, 6 of them did received minimal light. However, they all received 12 hours of light after about April 20th. They were all moved into the same vase (pictured) about 3 weeks ago. They have always had thin, leggy stems. I’m not sure if this is partly because they did not have much room and I should get bigger pots for them. I would like to plant them outside someday and harvest peas from them. Also, I tried to keep them upright with the skewers, but they quickly outgrew them. How can I better support them as they grow? Thank you!!

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Answered on June 10, 2020

These are the symptoms of drastic lack of light. They don't really do as well from a transplant, and prefer to be started where they will finish from seed. I do believe that transplanting them will give them a better chance at life, however.

Here is an article that will help you to care for them once they are planted:


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