When To Plant Peas In Washington State

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  • First planting in mid-March — peas
  • Second planting in late March/early April — beets, scallions, cilantro, carrots
  • Third planting in mid-April — lettuce, broccoli, spinach, chives, fennel bulbs
  • Fourth planting in late April/early May — carrots, cilantro, dill, cauliflower
  • Fifth planting in May — pole beans, summer squash, lettuce
  • When can you start planting in Washington state?

    On average, you can start planting in Washington state when the date of your last frost has passed. A good way to determine this is by contacting your local Extension office. Another tip is to watch maple trees. As soon as they begin to leaf out you should be okay to plant.

    How do you grow peas in Washington state?

    Planting Requirements

    Peas are a cool-season crop and may be planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow seeds about one inch deep and two inches apart in the row. Low-growing varieties can be grown in rows 18 to 24 inches apart.

    What can I plant right now in Washington state?

    The following vegetables can be planted in summer or early fall for winter and early spring harvest.

  • BEANS. Plant Bush beans until late July to produce a good crop before frost.
  • BEETS. Beets can be planted until August 1 and produce a dependable crop.
  • BROCCOLI.
  • BRUSSELS SPROUTS.
  • CABBAGE.
  • CHINESE CABBAGE.
  • CARROTS.
  • CAULIFLOWER.
  • What direction should peas be planted?

    Generally speaking, in the north tall plants such as beans, peas, and corn do best on the north side of the garden. Medium size crops such as tomatoes, cabbage, squash, pumpkins, and broccoli in the center of the garden.

    Do peas need a trellis to grow?

    Green peas don't need a trellis, but pods will be easier to pick when vines are held upright. If you're using a trellis, insert it prior to planting. Use netting, stakes, and string, a wood frame trellis covered with chicken wire, metal fencing, or a collection of twiggy branches stuck into the ground among the plants.

    How long does it take for peas to sprout?

    Spacing Requirements: Seeds should be planted at a depth of ½–1 inch and between 2–3 inches apart. Space rows of peas at least 18 inches apart. Time to Germination: Typically germination occurs between 7 and 14 days. Special Considerations: Pea plants require a trellis to support their climbing habit.

    What zone is Washington State?

    Most of western Washington is USDA zone 7b-8b, with an average low of 5-20 degrees Fahrenheit. The lower the zone number the lower the average minimum temperature.

    Can I plant peas in November?

    Fall is the best time to plant peas. If you plant pea seeds or seedlings in October/November, the plant tops will continue to grow until day length shortens and temperatures drop. Then, with water from rain (hopefully) or your hose, the roots will continue to grow unseen.

    What can I plant in January in Washington state?

    Plant onion starts and potatoes around January 24. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws. Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants?

    What can I plant in February PNW?

    Cool-season starts such as arugula, cabbage, carrots, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard, onions, and others should be transplanted into garden beds. It's also likely time to direct sow parsnips, peas, radishes, spinach, and turnips.

    When should I start seeds in the Pacific Northwest?

    Start Seeds Indoors

    January is the time to start getting your seed trays, growing lights, and other supplies ready. You can start sowing early crops indoors. Early crops include plants like beets, broccoli, cabbage, celery, kale, leeks, lettuce, and mustard.

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