Growing calendar
Sow indoors Apr-early May
Sow outdoors End May
Plant out Jun
Harvest Jul-Sep

How to grow asparagus pea

Sow seed 1cm deep in pots and transplant, or sow in single or double rows directly into their final growing site. Space plants 15x30cm apart. Choose fertile soil in a sunny site.

Avoid making young plants too wet; they are slow to develop so are prone to rotting. Water plants after flowering starts, to make pods more tender.

Harvesting and use

Regularly cut off pods when 2-3cm long. Longer pods are stringy. Pods are easiest to pick in the evening as the leaves fold downwards.

Growing notes
Difficulty Easy
Germination time 21 days
Average time to harvest 8-10 weeks
Equipment needed None
Average plant size 60cm tall, 15cm wide
Family group to grow with Legumes: beans, peas
Key nutritional content Folate, vitamin C
Seed saving notes Annual, can cross pollinate