As you saw I cleaned out my containers. In the extra spaces, around the greens, I planted peas. I plant 2 varieties and change each year. I typically do an edible pod for salads and a variety of large peas for straight peas. Don't cook freshed picked peas... just eat them from the pod.
|Two Pea Varieties: Gary Pilarchik|
Peas can be planted 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep. You should plant 2 seeds per hole. You can let both grow if you know the spot can support them. In this case, the container should be able to maintain moisture for all the vegetables you have growing in it. This really isn't an issue in March and April. The rains and cool weather keep things moist.
If you want - thin to one plant per hole. In a 5 gallon container, 6 to 8 plants will do fine. You will notice I plant more seeds than I just stated because they don't always sprout. Remember while you wait 10-14 days for them to germinate, you lose time. So plant more than you need. You can always thin or move plants.
|Peas in Containers for March 2nd: Gary Pilarchik|
|10 Peas in a 5 Gallon Bucket: Gary Pilarchik|
|Pea Supports - Use Your Tomato Cages: Gary Pilarchik|