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North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

Southern Peas

One of the easiest vegetables to grow in your summer vegetable garden is the southern pea, also known as cowpeas or field peas. Not only are these peas tasty, easy to cook and preserve, but the plants will actually improve your soil. Peas are legumes and nitrogen fixing bacteria on the plant roots will add nitrogen to the soil. Southern peas grow well in hot weather and sandy soils, making them an ideal summer garden crop for our area