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Container Size for Sugar Snap Peas?

Posted by jewelgirl04 NJ 7 (My Page) on
Thu, May 14, 09 at 1:59

Hi, all! I've been growing pea seedlings inside my house for a few weeks and now, they're ready to be transplanted. I would really like to use only one container, as I have a 54" tomato cage already in my possession. What is the minimum size I can use for about eight pea seedlings? Can I use a 5-gal bucket or can I get away with something smaller?

Thanks!
Danielle


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RE: Container Size for Sugar Snap Peas?

I grew peas in 5 gallon bucket last year and they did quite well. I don't recall how many I had in each bucket but it was definitely more than 8 (I direct sowed and used innoculent). Be sure to stake them - I hung mine about 5 feet off the ground and ended up with a pea blob that climbed all over itself, the cukes next door, the fence - you get the idea...


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RE: Container Size for Sugar Snap Peas?

I've got mine planted in under the bed storage containers - the first round, i should have planted them closer together - there are about 15 or so seedlings in there now. I did inoculate them, and they seem to be pretty happy, despite all the rain we've been having around here!

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RE: Container Size for Sugar Snap Peas?

  • Posted by tomncath 9B(microclimate 10A) (My Page) on
    Fri, May 15, 09 at 18:17

I've grown mine in 3.5 gallon buckets, five plants to the bucket, BUT this it was a little crowded, I'll cut back to four plants per bucket from here on out.

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