1. It is easy and provides free
seed for next year
The chances are if you have grown peas, you have
missed a few pods, which have then gone dry and papery. Also, in
hot sunny weather, pea plants tend to "frazzle" even if they are
well watered. Instead of throwing away these dry peas, save them
for next year's seeds.
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These plants were always well
watered, but many of them have "frazzled" in the hot sunny
Remove any pods which have
gone dry and papery, and remove the peas.
Spread the peas and set them
in a sunny position on a windowsill or in a greenhouse for a
couple of weeks to thoroughly dry, before storing for seed.