When should peas be planted in the garden?
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.