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Pink Eye Top Pick Purple Hull Peas

Zone Bowling Green, KY | Kahud48 added on June 5, 2019 | Answered

How long from planting does it take Pink Eye Top Pick Purple Hull Peas to start making blooms? Mine look awesome, they have been in the ground 4 weeks and am wondering when they start popping blooms. Need to make sure I have enough phosphorous in the soil. They are almost 2 feet tall now. Thanks for your help in advance. Kathy

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 5, 2019

I know that those are labeled as peas, but they are beans that are known as cowpeas. I hope that clears up any confusion as to why I gave you an article for beans. :)

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 5, 2019

If you have supplemented any nitrogen at all, whether it be in your soil mix, or feed, then it will inhibit flowering.

These plants are legumes, and will harvest their own nitrogen from the atmosphere. They will not need any extra.

Usually, supplementing potassium and phosphorus will offset nitrogen, but this can only be done to an extent before the soil becomes too nutrient rich to plant.

First try supplementing with phosphorus and potassium. If that does not encourage flowering, then it will become a waiting game. The rain will eventually wash out any extra nitrogen over time.

In the meantime, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/get-bean-plants-to-bloom.htm

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Kahud48
Answered on June 5, 2019

I know they are in the legume family, and this is first time I have grown these.
Just need to know about how many weeks after planting should I expect to see blooms starting.
4 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks?
Just the answer I am needing to know and hoped to get at this site.

Thanks
Kathy

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