How To Support Growing Garden Peas
Sweet garden peas are cheap and easy to grow, use pea sticks for support
For a cheap way of supporting your growing peas use pea sticks and the peas will happily clamber through them.
You will need:
- pea sticks, or
- 150cm (5’) canes and string, or
- 150cm (5’) canes and pea and bean netting
The traditional way is to use pea sticks, which are lengths of twigs about 4’ tall. This is usually the cheapest alternative. If you see someone cutting down a tree, ask for some of the twigs or keep some of the prunings from when you cut the shrubs back in spring. Beware if you use fresh willow as it will soon root.
Place canes about 60cm (2’) apart around the row and tie 3 layers of string around the whole lot then criss-cross between the rows to form a lattice.
Use pea and bean netting around the whole row supported by threading canes through at 60cm (2’) intervals.