Tall Telephone Peas

west_texas_peg(8a West Cen TX)February 4, 2013

I'm in zone 8a, when should I plant my peas so I miss the hot weather? Can I start them inside now to get a jump on the heat?

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I'm able to start in about two weeks outside, but it's an entirely different climate here.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 4:21PM
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when is your frost date.
zone does not help determine planting dates
zone only tells you how cold it will get in winter.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 8:18PM
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robyn_tx(8 Dallas)

You should probably get a first sowing in now. Don't know what "West Central Texas" is ... but if you're west of IH-35 and south of Waco/Temple/Belton I'd sow now and every two weeks for the next few weeks. Peas can handle a light frost, which you'll still get and if you get a deep freeze, you'll still have seed left to keep sowing. I've never transplanted peas, I've only direct sowed.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 12:36AM
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west_texas_peg(8a West Cen TX)

Think I need to change my West Central Texas to West TX since our move...only moved 40 miles but....

I'm about 4 hrs west of I-35 and about an hour or so north of I-10.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 9:43AM
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