Too late for more peas?

peas on the bush
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Q:

Knowing peas don't mind cool weather can I get a fall crop if planted at Labor Day or so?

- Lane County, Oregon
A:

You have a good chance for fall peas. Plant as soon as possible in your coolest site. Refrigerating the peas ahead or even starting them ahead will give you a jump. Select shell peas as they do not take as long. Getting English peas for the seeds to eat will take longer. Hope for a long fall and gradual onset of true winter.

Pat Patterson
Retired Program Assistant in Horticulture
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