How to Water Pea Plants

Overview

Pea plants are often grown as ornamentals, vegetable plants or both. When consumed, the pea is not only tasty but a good source of vitamins A, C and K. And even those who don't appreciate its flavor grow it to appreciate its small, pleasant flowers that come in a variety of shades of blue, red and white. Whatever your reason for planting a pea plant, you will find it relatively easy to grow. All it needs is periodic watering and nutritious soil to grow happily all season.

Step 1

Insert your finger into the soil, 2 to 3 inches below its surface. Do not water until the top 2 inches of the soil are dry.

Step 2

Use a watering can or hose to give your peas 1 to 2 inches of water when the soil is dry (approximately once weekly).

Step 3

Check the soil's moisture levels more frequently when the pea plant is producing flowers or pods. Its water needs increase significantly during this time.

Things You'll Need

  • Watering can
  • Hose

References

  • Whole Foods: Green Peas
  • The Essential Garden Guide: Grow & Care - Pea
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