Packet - PEA - KARINA, organic seed, heirloom

PEA - KARINA, organic seed, heirloom

Pisum sativum

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Early, high yielding shelled pea cultivar. Takes about 70–80 days from planting to harvesting. Heirloom.

lants grow up to 60 cm height, pods are dark green, with 9–10 peas in the pod. Grows best in medium heavy soil permeable to water and air

Sow: III-V
Harvest: VI-VII

Growing peas is a relatively straightforward process, and they are a delightful addition to any garden. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to grow peas:

1. Choose the Right Pea Variety:

  • There are various types of peas, including shelling peas, snow peas, and snap peas. Choose a variety that suits your preferences and growing conditions.

2. Timing and Planting:

  • Peas prefer cool weather, so plant them early in the spring. You can also plant a second crop in late summer for a fall harvest. Plant seeds directly into the soil as peas don't transplant well. Sow seeds about 1 to 1.5 inches deep.

3. Soil Preparation:

  • Peas thrive in well-draining soil with organic matter. Add compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil fertility. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral.

4. Spacing and Support:

  • Space the pea seeds 2 to 4 inches apart in rows, leaving about 18 to 24 inches between rows. Peas are climbing plants, so provide a trellis, stakes, or netting for support as they grow.

5. Watering:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during flowering and pod development. Water at the base of the plants to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to diseases. Adequate water is crucial for good pea production.

6. Fertilizing:

  • Peas generally don't require heavy fertilization, especially if you've prepared the soil with compost. If needed, you can side-dress with a balanced fertilizer when the plants are about 6 inches tall.

7. Mulching:

  • Mulch around the pea plants to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and keep the soil cool. Mulching also helps prevent the peas from coming into contact with the soil, reducing the risk of diseases.

8. Harvesting:

  • Harvest peas when the pods are plump but still tender. The ideal harvesting time depends on the pea variety. Shelling peas are ready when the pods are full but not overly mature. Snow peas are best when the pods are flat, and snap peas when the peas inside the pod are just starting to swell.

9. Succession Planting:

  • To extend your pea harvest, consider succession planting every few weeks. This ensures a continuous supply of fresh peas.

10. Crop Rotation:

  • Rotate the location of pea plants each year to minimize the risk of soil-borne diseases.

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    The Demeter trademark is the only global brand to recognise certified products and produce that is biodynamic. Our strict standards go above and beyond organic, providing you with premium quality products. Demeter products are always certified to both organic and Demeter standards.

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    Biodynamic Benefits

  • 100% conversion of the farm to biodynamic land
  • Animals integrated into the arable farming system, supporting soil regeneration
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