Pea (Pisum sativum)
The pea is an annual vegetable
It is from the lentil family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the seed vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONThe seeds are sown in February to June during a waxing crescent moon.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSIt likes being near carrots, turnips and potatoes.
It doesn't like being grown near to garlic, shallots and onions.
DISEASES AND PARASITESMildew, powdery mildew, canker and rust are the principal maladies.
Moth grubs, thrips, and pea beetles are the principal parasites.
ADVICECover the seeds to protect them from bird attacks.