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Merren
I have trouble with germinating pea seeds.

Ages ago I read that seeds should be soaked prior to planting to increase seed germination but I can't rember the details. I would really appreciate any suggestions as I'm hoping to grow sugar snap peas and some sweet peas.
Thanks Merren

Submitted: 07:29AM, 09 Jan 2011
Answer: Dear Merren,

There is no need to soak the pea seeds to enhance germination. When planting your seeds, choose a spot that receives plenty of sunlight. As peas like a sweeter soil, you can work in some lime to adjust the pH. Sow the seeds into a damp soil and don’t water them for a couple of days after sowing. In your areas you can sow the seeds from late summer to late winter. When sowing your Sweet Pea seeds, wait till the weather cools down a little and put the seeds in mid autumn to mid winter. Good luck and I am sure you will be successful in growing a good crop this year.

Answered: 10:15AM, 16 Feb 2011

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