Silly question ahoy. ;)
My pea plants are just starting to flower. They’re on a high windowsill, so not many bees etc. Do I need to do anything to make sure the pea pods grow?
Well, I’ve never grown peas indoors …. or heard of anyone who has done.
I did grow them in the garden a year or so back and they were so delicious that more were eaten fresh from the pod when passing the plot than were eaten cooked with meals lol
I would imagine that peas need insects to pollinate their flowers so they can form pods. I suppose it might be possible to use a small paintbrush to transfer pollen from one flower to another, pretending to be a bee, as it were.
But growing peas indoors seems like an awful lot of work for very little result – even in the garden, peas need several plants to produce enough peas even for one person. One figure I saw was 10ft of plants for a family of 4 – that’s two and a half feet of plants per person.
If you do manage to harvest some peas from your indoor plants, they are going to be like gold dust! Good luck XXX
Yeah, I know they’re going to be huge and I’m going to get like 12 pods from them. :D
I’m in a not-so-great phase of life, and gardening makes me feel a little bit whole again, and peas are one of my go-to therapy plants – fast, tasty, pretty, tall, etc. Unfortunately, I’m stuck at a friend’s house for a totally unknown period of time and he has no garden. I’ve got four plants in a very tall window, in a windowbox, and yeah, I’m not going to feed myself let alone anyone’s family, but I’m doing it anyway.
When I grow peas, I don’t grow them to cook and eat in a big pile. They’re a bit like sweets, and I just break off a pod and eat the peas as a treaty snack. It seems a bit silly to cook them when they’re so good raw!
I found a page that said they’re self-pollinating – they fertilise themselves before the flower even opens! But I don’t know if that’s the same for all peas, or maybe the page was wrong, so I thought I’d leave my question up.
Yes, familiarizing myself with the site. Thank you.