PEAS, Laxton's Progress #9
A heavy yielding home garden bush pea. Its pods are dark green with 6 to 9 tender peas per pod. There is no need to stake its short 16 to 20 inch vines. Approximately 61 days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow directly into the garden as soon as the soil is workable from early to mid-spring. Sow seeds 2 inches apart and cover with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil firmed down. For successive crops plant at 2 to 3 week intervals until mid-spring. Sow again in late July to early August for fall crop.
SPACING: Leave 2 to 2 1/2 feet between rows. Can be grown in wide rows sowing seeds 2 inches apart in all directions.
GERMINATION: Completely dependent upon outdoor temperatures and soil warmth, usually one to two weeks.
Ed's Special Advice
Peas grow best in moist rich soil throughout the cooler parts of the growing sea-son Water by soaking soil, avoid spraying foliage. A delicious source of many vitamins and minerals. When possible plant rows in a north-south direction for best sun exposure and good air circulation.