Sugarsnap peas are such a versatile vegie! Both the pea and pod are juicy and flavoursome and you can choose to pick the whole pods while they’re young and tender (they’re delicious in a stir fry) or shell the pod when mature and enjoy the sweet delicious peas inside.

Yates®  Climbing Sugarsnap Peas are great for sowing during late winter throughout Australia. Being a climber they don’t take up too much horizontal space and are perfect for growing up a 2 m tall trellis or support on a sunny fence or wall. You can also grow sugarsnap peas in a pot on a sunny balcony or patio. They’re a prolific cropper and are quick to grow. You can start harvesting around 8 – 10 weeks after sowing.


Here’s your simple pea growing guide:

  • Peas should be sown in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of sunshine a day.
  • Sow seeds direct where they are to grow, 25 mm deep into damp soil that’s been enriched first with some Yates Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Or for pot grown peas, choose a pot at least 30 cm wide and fill with a quality potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  • Don’t water again for a few days as pea seeds can rot if they’re too wet.
  • Seedlings should pop up in around 10 days.
  • To encourage a great harvest, as soon as the seedlings are established start feeding each week with Yates Thrive® Flower & Fruit Soluble Plant Food, which is boosted with extra potassium which promotes flowering and pod development.
  • To promote healthy plant growth and lots of pea flowers and pods, continue applying Yates Thrive® Flower & Fruit Soluble Plant Food every 1 – 2 weeks and keep the soil moist.
  • Pick pods regularly to help maximise the harvest.
  • At the end of the harvesting season, dig spent plants into the soil to add extra organic nitrogen.

Kids gardening tip: pea seeds are large and easy for kids to handle and sow and kids love picking and shelling their very own sweet and tender peas. Peas never tasted so good! 

You'll need

Peas Climbing Sugarsnap

Both pea and pod are sweet, juicy and flavoursome, and can be eaten whole when young or shelled when mature.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.

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