SUPPLIER: Sandveld Organics
STATUS: Certified Organic
SOURCE: Local to South Africa *Some original seed banks were sourced from Switzerland and America but seeds are now harvested in SA
COMMENTS: Nitrogen binding plants, good for soil.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:Plant autumn and early winter. prepare bunky, mark two rows lengthwise, 60cm apart (dwarf peas) or 1 row with support structure for climber peas. Direct plant, one seed at a time on the rows, one hand width (8cm) apart and fingernail deep. Using flat plank lightly press down soil over rows. No special water requirements. Feed with composted manure. Harvest in 3 months. Cant stand excessive heat.
ENEMIES: Red Spider Mite (young plants) mildew (wet climate) and worms (peas). Avoid planting with onions, tomato, potatoes
FAMILY: Beans, lucerne
COMPANIONS: Carrots, beetroot, salads
OTHER USEFUL INFO: The book called “”Janes Delicious Garden”” can be a useful handy book to have when planting organic seeds. Please google for details. Please see our Seeds of Knowledge page for more useful tips on sustainable vegetable production.