Step 1. Soak your peas so they rehydrate. This will give them a jump start on germinating. Don’t use hot water. You are trying to rehydrate them, not cook them.
Step 2. Loosen the dirt where your peas will be planted.
Step 3. Dig a ‘trench’ 1″ deep. This can be done with a a hand trowel or a regular shovel.
Step 4. Plant the peas spacing about 4″ apart. Cover and water.
I get my peas from D. Landreth Seed Company and this is what they have to say about the history of peas on their How to Grow section on their website.
Peas, along with beans and grains, are among the earliest of all cultivated vegetables. Evidence of peas have been found in lake mud beneath the site of houses created by Bronze Age Swiss lake dwellers that is over 5000 years old. Peas have also been found at a prehistoric cave site in Hungary that is believed to be much older than the Swiss site. Interestingly, no evidence of peas has been found at ancient Egyptian sites, but peas have been found in the ruins of the ancient site of Troy. The Aryans of Western Asia introduced the pea to the Greeks and Romans, but neither civilization held the pea in high regard. It was only after the Norman Conquest of England that peas appeared in this part of the world and then with little note until the 16 th century when they were described in detail by the French. However, by the end of the 16 th century botanists in Belgium, Germany, and England were describing many kinds of peas including tall and dwarf with white, yellow and green seed colors.
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