Early perfection pea

Asked February 9, 2018, 2:00 PM EST

Hi we planted a pea plant in the late summer trying for a fall crop but we were a little too late. Now I have some new growth on the plant and some of it didn't really survive the winter. Can I prune off the dying sections and any pods that didn't mature but still get a crop for spring or should compost it and start over?

King County Washington

1 Response

Thanks for your pea picking question. Peas are a cool season plant, so some people grow them over the winter by design. But, yes, cut off the dying sections with a sterilized pruner (rubbing alcohol okay; keeps diseases from spreading), and you'll probably have a banner year! Good luck!