How to Save Pea Seeds
Peas are a super easy vegetable to save seeds from. And once you do, you won't have to buy them again next year to plant in your vegetable garden (or in pots on the patio!)
There's a couple of things to keep in mind if you want to save your own seeds, whether it's peas or another veggie.
All you need to do is get started growing some peas. Plant heirloom pea seed in good quality soil about 1 inch apart.
You will need to use some netting or fence line so the plants have something to climb. You could use a trellis if you are growing peas in a pot.
Keep your pea plants watered and before long they will be growing up the support. After they flower, the pea pods will form.
Once the pods fill out, you can harvest them for fresh eating (and who doesn't like snacking on just picked peas??)
Save some of the pods for drying out and using for next year's seed.
I like to spread out the pods in a shallow pan or a basket, keeping them single layer.
Over a couple of weeks, the pods will be dried and you can get the peas out.
You can find tips on both drying the pods and shelling the peas here on our site.
Store the dried peas in a paper envelope, label it with the pea variety and keep in a cool place.
There's your seed for next year! If you want to learn more about vegetable gardening, just come on over. We'd be happy to have you!
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Sandra L Warren on Jul 02, 2021
Cool place like the fridge?
Robyn Garner on Jul 02, 2021
Awesome to know! Do you have any idea if they will grow in zone 10?
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