Green pea- Planting activities

Green pea is propagated by seeds.  The recommended seed rate is 24 kg/acre. The optimum time of planting is October-November.

Well-drained loamy and laterite soils are suitable. The crop is sown in October-November. Crops sown beyond January will not give satisfactory result.

The land should be prepared thoroughly by ploughing, digging and removing all stems, stubbles, etc. This should be followed with addition of organic manure @ 80 kg/cent before planting

For early-sown crop, raised beds of 1 m width and 5 cm height may be prepared for sowing the seeds. If irrigation is necessary, provide furrows between rows for guiding water.

The spacing is 15-20 cm between rows and 10 cm between plants. Place the seeds at a depth of 2 to 2.5 cm. Line sowing is helpful for training the vines on standards.

Apply recommended basal dose of fertilizers at the time of planting. A time lag of ten days should be given between application of lime and fertilizers.