Top Questions About Black Eye Pea Plants

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Questions About Black Eye Pea Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 12, 2011

Q. Non-Producing Peas

My Black-eyed peas look great but will not produce. Same with my Blue Lake Beans. What is my problem?

Answered by
pixieme62 on
June 12, 2011
A.

It sounds like your blossoms are not getting pollinated. Try planting some flowers next to your garden that attract bees and butterflies. Make sure you properly fertilize the peas at least once or twice as well.

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Asked by
ladydamp on
April 27, 2012

Q. growing black eye peas

I recently planted some black eye peas. Please tell me why the top of my leaves are a light yellowish green but the leaves underneath is a little dark green.

Answered by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2012
A.

It may be lacking enough nutrients, which could stem from not being able to take up enough nutrients due to either too little water or transplant shock. I would increase water to the plants and that should help.

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Asked by
midwifelisal on
May 1, 2012

Q. Planting black-eye peas and lima beans, does it matter which side is down?

When planting black-eye peas and lima beans, does it matter which side is down?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2012
Certified Expert
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No, there's no certain direction, the roots and top growth know which way to go. Just drop it in the planting hole, cover and water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 8, 2012

Q. Black-Eyed Peas

How do you know when black-eyed peas are ready to be picked?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 9, 2012
Certified Expert
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Black-eyed peas are usually ready for picking about 60 to 90 days after planting. Harvest for several days to a few weeks, depending on the variety you have planted. Harvest the black-eyed peas plant before maturity for young, tender snaps. Leaves are also edible at younger stages, prepared in the same way as spinach and other greens.

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Asked by
Patriot112 on
October 31, 2013

Q. Wilted Starter leaves on Black-eyed peas Grown in Pot

I have black-eyed pea seedlings. They were doing well and still look ok, other than the only leaves have wilted. They are not yellow or weak looking, just wilted down. It looks like more growth is happning at the tops. Is this normal?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
October 31, 2013
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I would think of three things, lack of moisture, temperature and lack of light.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 23, 2014

Q. Black Eyed Peas

This is my first year growing black eyed peas and I’m not sure when to pick. How long before I can harvest?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 23, 2014
Certified Expert
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It depends on the exact variety, but it should be about 70 days from planting. You know they are ready to harvest when the pods can be easily split and the seeds come out easily.

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Asked by
Michael hutchcraft on
June 24, 2014

Q. why are my black eyed peas going to seed and no pods yet

They are about 3 ft tall with dark green leaves but no peas yet.

Answered by
grubber on
June 25, 2014
A.

Not quite sure what you mean by "going to seed" since the pea is the seed and forms inside the pods. Do you mean your peas are beginning to flower? If so, don't worry the flower comes before the pod and if the flowers get pollinated the pea pods will soon follow.

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