Sugar snap peas are tasty vegetables offering many nutritional benefits such as protein, fiber, vitamin C, iron, potassium and magnesium. Along with being a table favorite, snap peas are also a gardener's favorite. Sugar snap peas can be planted early in the season, as they enjoy cool soil temperatures, and they produce a harvest for weeks during the gardening season. Ensure plants are cared for and healthy.
Till the soil with a hoe or rototiller. Sugar snap peas don't mind cool temperatures as long as the soil is at least 45 degrees F.
Prepare a shallow row for the peas, no more than 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep. If you will be planting more than one row, allow 1 1/2 to 2 feet between rows. If you are planting a vine or climbing variety of sugar snap peas, then your row needs to be next to a fence or trellis to offer support for growing vines. The bush variety does not require support.
Lay pea seeds in the rows spacing 2 inches apart. Cover the seeds with dirt so the planting depth is 1 1/2 inches.
Water the rows with the "shower" setting on your garden hose or with a shower nozzle on a watering can.
Place mulch around the plants as soon as seedlings begin to appear. This will help keep soil temperatures cool.