Soaking snap pea seed in enough water to cover the seeds is an easy way to encourage fast, uniform plant germination. Soak seed overnight but no more than 8 hours, as seeds can split. Soil where peas are planted should be uniformly moist but not waterlogged.
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Michelle Z. Donahue lives in Washington, D.C., and has worked there as a journalist since 2001, when she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in English. She first covered politics as a reporter for the weekly Fairfax Times newspaper, then for the daily newswire Canadian Economic Press, where she reported from the U.S. Treasury. Donahue is currently a freelance writer.