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Black eye peas?

Posted by macropora z5 ME ( on
Fri, Apr 1, 05 at 20:50

Ok this is probably a waste of my trellis space but the wife has fallen in love with black eye peas since she went down to her best friends wedding in Florida. She asked if I could grow these and I said sure....I think? I have good success with other types of peas but I dont know if this can be done up here. I live on the coast line so it does not get as hot as inland. Any advice? Should I even try? I would love to hear anyone's opinion! Thanks to all for taking the time to "save" me.

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RE: Black eye peas?

Go for it Mac... I did a little reading which am sure you did too...
Black Eyed Peas Gardening Tips and Advice
Black-eyed peas enjoy warm days and warm nights, and are easily damaged by frost. For best results, plant them after all risk of frost has passed. Don't overwater black eyed peas, because they are very drought resistant. Too much nitrogren is bad for black eyed peas.

Planting Black-Eyed Peas (also known as Cowpeas)
Sow black eyed pea seeds about 1/2 to 1 inch deep, with 5 to 8 seeds per foot in each row. Keep rows 2 or 3 feet apart. Thin the plants so that there are 3 to 4 inches between them.

Days to harvest: 65 to 80
Days to germinate: 10 to 14

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