When should peas be planted in the garden?

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When should peas be planted in the garden?

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Peas are a cool season crop.  They should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in spring (late March or early April in central Iowa).  Sow seeds 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart.  Peas can be planted in single or double rows.  Space double rows 6 inches apart.  Double rows allow short varieties to cling and hold up one another.  Place wire netting or a trellis between double rows of tall vining varieties to provide support.  Single and double rows of short varieties should be spaced 2 feet apart.  Space single and double rows of tall growing varieties 2 to 3 feet apart.  

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