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  1. Why Are My Peas Not Producing Pods?
  2. Can I Grow a Pea Plant Upside Down Better Then Right Side Up?
  3. Pea Plants Are Yellowing
  4. What’s Eating My Peas?
  5. Peas
  6. Snow Peas
  7. Can you grow peas upside down?
Asked by Luv Snow Peas on January 30, 2011
Why Are My Peas Not Producing Pods?

Vines Bloom and plants are beautuiful bur limited amount of peas result???
Vines are growing on a trellis and are pretty thick. . .
Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This sounds like a pollination issue. Without pollination, the blooms cannot turn into pods. These article will help you with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

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Asked by peanutj27 on April 8, 2011
Can I Grow a Pea Plant Upside Down Better Then Right Side Up?

I’m doing a controlled experiment, and I don’t know what I should do with my Alaskan pea plants. If you have any good ideas, let me know.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Peas would be difficult to grow upside down as they have the tendrils that cling to things and climb upwards. Growing pears up strings and fences is a popular method and is space saving.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 11, 2011
Pea Plants Are Yellowing

Our pea plants are up about 3 inches. We live in south central New Mexico. The soil is sandy but we’ve amended it with peat and compost, plus we are using an organic fertilizer. About a week ago, the plants began turning yellow. Is this a lack of iron? If not, what is it and what can we do about it? We water in the morning and the late afternoon. The water here has a high calcium content.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is iron chlorosis, but typically, the plants get it because they simply can't get to the iron in the soil. Given what you described, I would say either you have too much phosphorus or the pH is too high. This article will help with fixing that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 20, 2011
What’s Eating My Peas?

I have planted peas in my garden from seed (regular, not snap or snow) and most are doing very well. However, a few of them that I planted around a bean plant seem to be dying from the ground up. I can pull them out very easily and it looks like they have been chewed at ground level or rotted away. So far it only seems to be these few, but I want to catch anything before the rest are affected. None of my other plants seem to be harmed (yet!). Could it be slugs? It is a raised bed.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It's hard to say for certain what or who may be the culprit. However, for most bug pests, neem oil is an effective treatment. It is also safe for people and pets, as well as friendly insects that don't eat your plants, and can be used on an organic garden. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

These articles will help determine if the problem is due to slugs or snails, and if so, what to do about it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 22, 2011
Peas

I would like to know the best way to plant peas and beans.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Anonymous on April 24, 2011
Snow Peas

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I have snow pea vines which are about 2 1/2 – 3 feet tall. They seem really healthy, but the problem is that the bottom portion of the vines seem to be turning yellow and drying out. I have some carrots, radishes, lettuce, and zinnias in my garden. Everything else is good. I water regularly and put garden soil in the area when first planting. I use Miracle Grow as well. The garden is shaded by a large Jacaranda tree, so it doesn’t get direct sun.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They have simply come to the end of their growing cycle.

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Asked by galanon on April 27, 2011
Can You Grow Peas Upside Down?

Can you grow peas upside down?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Due to their need to climb, peas normally do not grow upside down well.

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