Purple hull pea is a variety of southern pea that usually grows in areas with hot climate. Many people include this in the dishes that they prepare because it is rich in nutrients that are needed by the body. Some of the nutrients that people can get from eating the pea are protein and dietary fiber. Aside from these, the plant has high content of vitamin B, which is very important to prevent different diseases and disorders like cancer, anemia as well as birth defects. In addition, many people eat this vegetable because it is rich in folate. Discussed below are some guidelines and pointers that you should know if you like to know how to plant purple hull peas.
In order to ensure that you grow the plant in your backyard successfully, it is important that you have all the needed materials. The important materials include a shovel, a lawnmower, a watering can or water sprinkler as well as a fertilizer. In addition to these materials, you will need five to ten packets of purple hull pea seeds.
When growing the plant, it is necessary that you pick or choose a spot in your area that is exposed to direct sunlight. If you cannot find a well-lighted place, you can plant the pea in a room with sufficient light. Make sure that the light is turned on eight to ten hours a day. Use the shovel to prepare the soil where the seeds will be planted. Afterwards, use the lawnmower and pass it in the section or area where you want to grow the seeds. Get four stakes and strings. Use these materials to mark the rows in the garden or the lawn. Sprinkle the seeds in the soil. Apply the plant and soil fertilizers in the rows to enhance the growth of the plant. To ensure that the seeds are well planted, walk on the seeds and water the seeds.
For the succeeding five days, make sure that you water the plants every night since it is very important to keep the soil moist. After five days, use the lawnmower and pass it again in the area. Be careful not to walk through the area where the seeds were planted. This should be the last time that you will use the lawnmower to till the soil.
Water the plants regularly. You can mulch the plants to trigger growth. Make sure that you remove or trim all the weeds surrounding the plants because these can hinder the growth of the plants. You can start harvesting the vegetables after two months or eight weeks.