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Legumes: Peas

Learn more about legumes — particularly peas — with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Twinkle Peas are Modern First Early Variety
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Pea 'Twinkle'

An excellent early variety, the first sowings of which perform best if protected under cloches when young. Dwarf plants give good crops of full pods and have resistance to pea wilt and tolerance to downy mildew.
Sow: Late winter to mid-spring
Harvest: Late spring to midsummer
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun



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