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How to Plant Peas

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Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a new video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare garden vegetables. Peas are planted early in the season, so we’re beginning with peas.

Episode 1: How to Plant Peas

St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional time to plant peas in the Northeast, and if your garden soil is workable and not too wet, you can get the seeds in the ground. To speed germination, soak the seeds in water for at least a couple of hours before planting. Coating the seeds with inoculant (which is available at garden centers) also aids germination. After planting, keep the seeds well watered.

Episode 2: How to Care for Peas

When your pea plants are a couple…

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