Pea Planting

 

Sequence of photos showing the sowing of Peas and Alfafa which work in providing green manure to fertilize the plot as well as producing food.

 

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The bed preparation with 2 trenches of raw compost covered with mature compost

Planting the peas in a zig zag pattern of 10 cm spacing between them.

Covering with more compost.

Watering

Alfafa (Medicago sativa) seeds to be used as a natural living mulch. Another nitrogen fixing pea family

Broadcasting the Alfafa seed

Alfafa seed

Covering the Alfafa seed with compost

Marking the peas with canes to support the pea growth

Mulching

Mulching