PEAS Little Marvel (Bush)
Popular bush variety for shelling. Excellent for eating fresh, canning or freezing. Produces an early crop in the home garden. 62 days for peas to mature. Grows 2 to 3 feet in height.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow directly into the garden in early spring as soon as the soil is workable. Sow seeds 2 inches apart and cover with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil firmed down. Sow successive plantings at 3-week intervals until early May. Sow late July for fall harvest.
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
When possible, plant rows in a north-south direction for best sun exposure and good air circulation. Keep moist throughout the cooler parts of the growing season. Water by soaking soil; avoid spraying foliage.