Sugar snap peas require between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, temperatures, establish and to grow pods. They are grown as a spring plant in cooler Northern California areas. In wetter coastal regions with warm summers, they grow best in winter once the rains begin to ebb but before summer temperatures arrive. In more inland regions that are gentle and drier the plants may create. They do not create as blossom types, although the bush varieties such as Sugar Daddy and Sugar Ann do not require trellising.
Spread a 2-inch layer of compost on a nutrient-rich although well-drained backyard bed that receives sun. Work the compost.
When soil temperatures are between 39 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit sow the pea seeds. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep, spacing them in rows.
Mist the mattress when needed to keep the top few inches moist but not soggy. The dirt may require infrequent watering during cool, moist spring weather.
Water per week after they germinate within seven to ten days of sowing. Provide irrigation to maintain moist soil to a 6-inch depth. Water at the base of the plant to keep the leaves dry, since wet foliage can lead to mold issues.
The pea pods when they are green, full size and tender, but before the peas begin swelling inside. Whilst snapping off the pod with the other, hold the stem in one hand. Frequent harvesting can encourage pod production on the plant.