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Garden Peas For Green Manure

Categories: Soils, Fertilizers and Irrigation

Would it be possible to plant the Yorkshire Hero pea in on orange grove

as late as December 25 and get a crop from the peas? Would this pea add

much to the fertility of the soil?

You can sow any garden peas as late as December 25, if the ground is in

good condition and the temperature not too low. They are grown as a

winter crop except when the ground freezes. You would not get as much

good for the grove by growing these peas for the market as you would by

plowing the whole growth under green, but you certainly will get

advantage from the decomposition of the pea straw and of the root growth

of the plant.