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Green Pea Facts
- Optimal PH: 5.8 to 7.0
- 980-1260 PPM
- Temp: 55-70 Degrees
Grows Well With
Hydroponic Green Peas
If you choose to start growing your peas with the seed method then you will want to start planting those before placing them into your hydroponic system. To do this, simply place a seed into soil and wait a few weeks for germination to begin. Once you have one or two leaves, then it’s time to put it into your hydroponic system!
Once you place your little plant into your system, you can go ahead and add in your solution and feed. Now just keep an eye on it, and wait for it to grow. For Green Peas, they potentate themselves so you don’t have to worry about doing that! Which is super nice and convenient.
Green Peas tend to grow pretty tall, so you will need some type of trellis or support system to allow the plant to grow up on. This will improve the yield of your Green Peas. Climbing Peas can grow up to 8 feet, while Bush Green Peas can grow up to 2 feet. Keep this in mind when deciding to grow them! Do you have enough space and light? Read until the very end for my recommended seeds and trellises.
Hydroponic Peas from Seed to Harvest
Aeroponic Green Peas
Aeroponics is going to be the same method as hydroponics. Follow along with that and you’re gonna do great!
Indoor Green Peas
Growing peas inside brings a whole new level to peas! You can eat the Pea straight out of the casing. It will be super crunchy and fresh.
Pruning isn’t absolutely necessary for Green Peas. Although, if you do come across a few leaves that are turning yellow or drooping lower than the other ones, then it may be time to do so.
A few pests that tend to infect green peas are fruit flies, root rot, Aphids, and gnats. You can get rid of these pests in a lot of ways. Such as spraying soapy water onto the leaves and keeping your growing area clean.
The type of diseases that commonly attack Green peas during hydroponics is mold, fungus, and algae. To prevent these from happening, keep an eye on your humanity temperature. You can use a fan or an air conditioning to keep the temp to a low.
Tips & Tricks
- You will need a trellis to grow indoor Green Peas
- The seeds of this plant are very large
- Very sensitive to light
- You can soak the seeds in warm water over, this will help the germination process
- Add nutrients to the water each time you add more water to refresh the system
- Peas are super simple and easy, and they are great for beginners
- Takes about 9 days to fully germinate
- Heavy water drinker
- All green peas are self pollinating
- By day 55, a grower was able to pluck a few to eat
- Very stringy plant- trellis
- Peas tend to be sweeter when they are grown in hydroponics
- You can eat the whole shell of most Green Peas – Look into it before taking a bite
- Peas take a lot of space, the best hydroponic peas to grow are Snow Peas, Snap Peas, and Pea Shoots
There are two different varieties of Green Peas you need to keep an eye out for, Bush and Climbing peas. Bush Peas are ideal for hydroponics as they only grow about 2 – 3 feet tall, while climbing Peas can grow up to 6 – 8 feet tall. Each one of these, you will need a trellis to help support the plant. The climbing peas though, you will need a longer, stronger trellis. I will list my favorites below!
Certified Organic Green Peas – High germination rate, and great for hydroponics!
Earthcare Sweet Dwarf Bush Peas – These don’t not need a trellis, although it is recommended. These are great for a small system!
Oregon Sugar Pod ll (Bush Peas) – These premium seeds are fantastic with the germination rate, and they taste great!
Tcamp Heavy – Duty Polyester Plant Trellis Netting – This is great for a hydroponic garden! You can attach it to a nearby wall, and allow your Green Peas to rocket (Perfect for Climbing Peas)!
Plant Support Clips with Twist Tie – For the Bush Peas, I would recommend this to support your plants! It comes with plant clips and 66 feet of Twist tie to help support your plants!