Peas are growing very slowly

dipat2005 Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭

Has anyone noticed that the crops are not growing as fast this year. I planted my peas in late July for a Fall crop and they are not growing as fast as usual. They are Bush peas and so I know they will be smaller but still...

Even the greens I planted in late June are ready now for a first picking. The one plant the bird planted has really put on a huge amount of growth. I should take pictures and post here.

I heard farmers in my area say that the crops were later this year and the very HOT weather was earlier in June and the first part of July.

Does anyone else find that crops are slower to grow this year?


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,402 admin

    Perhaps it was too hot when you planted?

    Peas are usually a cooler weather crop, so maybe the soil was too warm to give them a good start.

    I've never tried bush peas before, though.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My garden was a month late in growing this year. I replanted beans and cucumbers and my second planting produced at the same time as my first planting. Not sure why but I'm still getting tomatoes and peppers at this late date.

    I have several different greens started inside. I'm just waiting for it to cool off some so the moths won't lay eggs on them at such a rapid rate! I have peas planted too but I was late planting them because it's so hot here still.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most everything in my garden took longer than usual this year. I'm convinced that the inconsistent temperatures was the cause. Our weather was very abnormal this season.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 980 ✭✭✭✭

    I had hot temps and hardly any rain so everything seems to be growing much slower.

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,827 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 11

    I've never had much luck with fall peas, but my spring peas were a full month late this year. I normally harvest peas through June and then switch to beans in July, but this year I got nothing in June, peas in July, and beans didn't start until August and seem to be ending early.

    The unstable weather this year has probably confused a lot of plants.

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow! I had no idea others were having issues too. I have always had good luck with fall peas-well that is most of the time. I remember one year the frost came early.

    Yes, @Torey the soil was probably too hot. I never took that into consideration. Thank you!