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container size for sugar snap peas

Posted by fourthfloorgrower 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 7, 09 at 17:13

Hi everyone this is my first post. I've tried searching some of the old posts to get the answer to my question, but every time I click on the link it says "whoops, i can't find this post" or something along those lines. Maybe the post i'm trying to read is too old?

I am gardening on the fourth floor of my apt, using windows sills and the fire escape. I'd love to know if people have had problems growing on the fire escape.. ie.. fines from the fire marshall?

Also, I'm growing sugar snap peas from seed in a five gallon pot. Can i grow more than one plant in a five gallon pot?

That's all for now, i'm sure i'll be back with more questions.


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RE: container size for sugar snap peas

you should be able to grow 4-6 plants in a five gallon bucket.

if growing on the fire escape, you should be ready to bring that bucket in at a moment's notice. most cities have ordinances about blocking fire escapes - safety issues. but you might get away with it, as long as no one complains ....

RE: container size for sugar snap peas

I know there's a few varities of Sugar Snaps (the most popular one here is Oregon Sugar Pod II) that only get at most 30" high, and you can easily grow 6 plants in a 5 gal. bucket, with only a 32" tomato cage to hold them up. I did two of those last year, and they came out great.

As for the fire escape thing, probably not the best idea. Best case scenario, you're asked to remove them. Worst: aside from being slapped with a fine, you could end up putting someone in danger by putting obstacles in an escape route. There's a good chance you or someone else may never use that escape, but that's chance for you.

RE: container size for sugar snap peas

I have sowed the seeds of 60 cm tall green peas for the first time in my life on the balcony this year. I have the container that is 75 cm long, 31 cm high, 29 cm deep. I've sown three rows of peas with 5 cm distance between them in a row and with 5 cn distance between the rows. One month has passed already and all of the seeds have sprouted and now they are about 20-25 cm tall. So they are growing, hope that I will get a rich harvest.

RE: container size for sugar snap peas

I had a 20" deck box for my peas, and planted two rows, with a support down the middle. Maybe I could have done 4 rows, but I didn't want to push it. Anyway, the results were tasty, but not enough to do again next year. In two harvests combined I got enough peas for one serving. Perhaps I'll use the tall kind next year, and see if I get a bigger crop.

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