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Offline Dwight Hardy

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Saving peas for seed
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:13:52 PM »
Can you pick once ripe and then lay out your unshelled peas to dry instead of leaving them on the vine.
I have some grated racks that I can lay them out on to give them air and keep off a solid surface.
Would they need to be in the sun or does it matter.

I'm wanting to replant a couple of rows and if possible I could replant quicker.
Not sure which way to go.

Any advice welcome

Thanks

Offline Dwight Hardy

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Re: Saving peas for seed
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »
I put this in the wrong place

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Re: Saving peas for seed
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 08:24:36 PM »
I don't see it in the wrong Place, maybe some will, LOL  when I plan to save peas for seed, i let them dry on the vine, maybe not plumb dry, but drier that they are when I am picking to shell, once i pick the dry ones for seed, i hand shell them, let them set out a day of so, them place them in a zip lock and place in the freezer, the ones i just planted were from 2016, I got a 99.9% stand on 128 ft. of row, that should give us a nice batch of Purple haul Peas, I planted them in the raised beds that i had harvested the Irish Potatoes and snap beans from, once the peas are finished those same beds will be in for the Fall stuff, My peas are about 8 in. tall now, Good Luck with saving your Peas Pea seed

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Re: Saving peas for seed
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 09:37:19 PM »
X 2 what Rat said. If you pick them green, they will mold in the shell and rot before you can plant them. Let them dry on the vine as long as possible and they will do you much better. Keep them in the freezer and they'll last a lot longer too.
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Re: Saving peas for seed
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 09:58:53 AM »
X 3 I save some every year. Also I choose the healthiest seeds, full pods, none of the half full pods.

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Re: Saving peas for seed
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 04:26:20 PM »
Will let them stay on the vine until dried.
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