Is it beneficial to grow favas and peas together?
Almost time to plant peas here in SoCal. I've only been gardening for a couple of years. The first time I planted peas they came out beautifully - every year has been worse and worse.
I have a couple of ideas about doing things differently this year.
1) I'm moving the pea trellis.
2) I'm double digging the new area - and amending with steer manure.
I grew favas for the first time last year and turned the whole community garden on to them.
I've been reading about how they are nitrogen fixers - and the peas need nitrogen. So my thought is to grow a row of favas behind the pea trellis and in front of the trellis.
I will also add another row of short peas in front of the favas.
Am I understanding this correctly? Will the favas help the peas? It's a small community garden plot. - We love sugar snap peas - and can't get too many - but the favas will be taking a lot of space - that I could be using for other things - if not providing the benefits.