A type of legume (*Fabaceae*) noted for a spherical seed contained in a pod.

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Peas as green manure

I'm planning to boost my tired raised beds this year with green manure based on peas. The idea is to seed the peas as soon as weather allows it. Once they have grown I would dig them under. Here are ...
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What to do with Autumn sown peas now they're showing?

I've made Autumn sowings of peas for the first time this year. I planted the seeds in small pots in the (unheated) greenhouse like I'd normally do for spring sowings. It was a bit speculative as I ...
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Why are my hydroponic peas wilting right after planting?

I'm trying to get into hydroponics and have started with peas as it's winter in in Wollongong, Australia. However I've had an ongoing issue ever since planting them a week ago. I haven't seen much ...
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Can spots on leaves of pea seedlings indicate under- or overwatering?

I'm growing peas in a coffee tin. I noticed some discolorations showing up on the leaves. Can I get an early indication of over or underwatering from this feature, or is it entirely natural?
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Mange Tout/Peas & Courgettes/Marrows

Is a mange tout merely an immature pea and there's nothing more to it than that? And while we're at it, is a courgette (zucchino for Americans & Italians) just an immature marrow and that's all? ...
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Can I plant peas, green beans and lettuce this early?

The weather this year has been exceptionally mild here in northern Illinois, and I am thinking of planting my peas, green beans and lettuce in the next couple weeks. This is probably a full four weeks ...
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Are 'winter' varieties important when sowing beans & peas in late autumn/fall?

This list of jobs for November suggests sowing peas and broad beans. The comments section is more specific about varieties to go for, namely: Aquadulce for Broadbeans and Douce Provence for Peas. How ...
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Why are the leaves of my pea plant (little marvel) drying up and turning brown?

The pea plant (Pisum sativum) was grown in an ebb & flow hydroponics system until it failed; now it's in a deep water culture unit. I noticed that the leaves were turning brown/grey. I thought ...