How to Cultivate Peas

Peas are excellent summer crops, which need a deeply cultivated soil. The first crop should be sown on light soil in a sunny, sheltered spot, in February. On heavy soil, however, this sowing should be left till March. Successional crops may be sown up to Juno. The seeds should be sown thinly in broad drills. … Read more

Peas Quick Tips

Digging should be done thoroughly as early in the autumn as possible. Dung or compost should be applied at the same time at the rate of 1 cwt. to 15 sq. yd. unless the peas are to be grown on ground that has been well manured for a preceding crop. Chemical fertilizers should be used … Read more

Beans–Quick Tips On Growing

Beans, Broad. Three types are grown — the Mazagon, Longpod, and the Windsor. The first is the hardiest, but inferior in other respects; the second is sufficiently hardy for autumn sowing in many districts; while the third is best for bottling or freezing. For spring sowing, manure or compost may be applied at 1 cwt. … Read more

Peas and Beans for Free

Peas and beans are very popular vegetables, which for convenience can be grouped together in one of the plots in the kitchen garden. Peas are hardy, and the first sowings can be made as early as February in the open, successive sowings being made at intervals of two or three weeks from then until June. … Read more