Sugar Snap Pea leaves drying up

mocheeApril 17, 2009

Hi everyone! I am new here and a relatively new "balcony" gardener :)

About 2 months ago (late February), I started sowing sugar snap peas inside the house. The yield was great, all of them turned into shoots. And I planted all of them into pots outside (4 peas per pot, about 8-inch pot). The weather has been more towards the cold side lately (no more than 75 degrees and sometimes dips to high 30s). The balcony gets a lot of afternoon sun.

My peas have been growing well until recently. Then, about 2 weeks ago, some of my peas started to have shriveled, dried leaves! I water them usually once a week, more if the soil is dry when I poke my finger into the soil. I planted the peas in Miracle Grow potting soil (with some food already in the soil).

I wondered if I may have over-watered them? But I just watered the peas two days ago and by this afternoon, the soil was so dry I added more water.

Please help, I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. I read online that peas like water but others also have said not to overwater. I'm not sure if my peas are dying because of lack of water or overwatering. I wait until the soil is dry before watering.

I'm sorry I have no pictures, I can't seem to know how to post it here yet. If I can figure it out I'll add some later :)

Thank you so very much!

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anney(Georgia 8)

Did you harden them off before setting them in the sun? When did you move them outside and when did the leaves start to dry?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 11:12PM
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The same thing is happening to mine; however, they are inside and have not/will not transplant. Any advise? THanks!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 2:14PM
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