Peas are typical of most legumes in that they are a cool weather crop. Plant in early spring as soon as soil can be worked and soil temperature is still cool (50-70F). Plant about 1 inch deep, and 1 inch or so apart in rows 18 inches apart for bush types and 2 feet or more for climbing peas. Peas can be grown as a second fall crop planted in late summer if the soil has cooled sufficiently. SPECIAL CAUTION: Untreated pea seed is particularly susceptible to failure if planted in soil that is too cool or wet.