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Questions About Sugar Snap Peas

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 25, 2011

Q. Pinch Back Sugar Snap Peas to Keep Vines Shorter

I love snap peas but they grow too tall for me to maintain. Can they be pinched back to be shorter that 5-6′, maybe 4-5 inches? Also, how can I get green beans- blue mtn bush – to grow up without falling over?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 25, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 25, 2011

Q. Sugar Snap Peas

I live near St. Louis, MO with what had always been good soil for most everything else. I planted my first package of sugar snap peas in early April. They did not come up. Planted second package of seeds around 3rd week of April. They did not come up. Planted 1/2 package of peas about 3-4 weeks later.  Two plants came up. Bought a seed starting kit 2 1/2 weeks ago and filled peat pots with starting soil mix, peas, and water. NONE came up. Today, I put 1 pea in each of 6 shot glasses with water to see if they root. They all call me sweet pea now, and I have 2 plants to show for it! HELP!

Answered by
Nikki on
May 26, 2011
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This article will help with growing these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/peas/growing-snap-peas.htm

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Asked by
rafe on
June 6, 2012

Q. my sugar snap pea plants are over three feet tall

My sugar snap peas still don’t flowers and they’re over 3 feet tall. Shouldn’t there be flowers on the plants by now?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 7, 2012
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If they are healthy but not blooming, they likely do have too much nitrogen. Give them some phosphorus to balance them back out. Bone meal is a good source of phosphorus.

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Asked by
JenJM on
July 30, 2012

Q. Can I cut back my sugar snap beans for extended crops?

The vines are getting very leggy and production is slowing down, so I was wondering if I cut it back like any other vine, and will it get new growth and produce more beans?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 31, 2012
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If the vine has finished, it is better to pull it up and start another plant as these will not regrow.

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Answered by
JenJM on
August 1, 2012
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Thank you...should have bought more seed I guess lol

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Asked by
wrskipper on
September 3, 2012

Q. What’s Wrong With My Dirt

When my snap beans came up this spring, most of them rotted off at the ground and now I’m having the same thing happen with my fall peas.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 3, 2012
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There are many reasons this would be. I would recommend that you get your soil tested to start to see if a lack of nutrients are to blame. This article may be helpful to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 31, 2014

Q. Non-flowering Sugar Snap Peas

I have beautiful sugar snap peas trellised in raised beds. I planted in February and they are thriving. NO flowers have formed on the plants. They were planted using an inoculant for peas. Only organic compost with rock dust mineral has been added. I would think I would see the plants flowering by now.

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Nikki on
March 31, 2014
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If they are healthy but not blooming, they likely do have too much nitrogen. Give them some phosphorus to balance them back out. Bone meal is a good source of phosphorus.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 26, 2014

Q. Sugar Peas

My sugar peas are setting a lot of blooms, but I’m not seeing any pods forming. Any suggestions?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 26, 2014
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This is caused by a pollination problem. You can hand pollinate your peas with a small paintbrush. Simply open up the blossom and gently swirl the brush around inside. These articles may also be helpful: 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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